US Pat. No. 10,455,858

HOMOGENIZED TOBACCO MATERIAL WITH MELTABLE LIPID

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A heated aerosol-generating article for producing an inhalable aerosol, the heated aerosol-generating article comprising:an aerosol-forming substrate that is a homogenized tobacco material comprising tobacco and a wax having a melting point between 50° C. and 150° C.,
wherein a total content of wax in the homogenized tobacco material is between 5 weight percent and 15 weight percent on a dry weight basis, and
wherein the wax is evenly distributed within the homogenized tobacco material.

US Pat. No. 10,455,856

METHOD AND MACHINE FOR PITTING AND RE-PITTING FRUIT HALVES

1. A method for pitting and re-pitting fruit halves comprising the steps of:lifting the fruit halves from a loading area to a feeding zone,
feeding the fruit halves to an advancing lane,
moving the fruit halves forward,
removing pit or pit fragments from the fruit halves, and
delivering the fruit halves to their further treatment,
characterized in that the method further comprises:
detecting a supporting condition of each fruit half on its advancing lane for allowing the removal of pit or pit fragments, and a presence of pit or pit fragments, if any, in the fruit half;
assessing said supporting condition as correct or incorrect;
communicating the presence of pit or pit fragments, if any, in the fruit half, as a useful information for removing the pit or pit fragments and delivering the fruit halves to their further treatment; and
bringing the fruit halves, whose supporting condition is assessed as incorrect, back to the step of fruit half lifting from the loading area to the feeding zone.

US Pat. No. 10,455,852

RAPID DEFROSTING TRAY

1. A defrosting tray comprising a flat board consisting of a thermal conductive metal substrate, a thermal conductive ceramic coating and a relatively thin inorganic coating, wherein the thermal conductive metal substrate is a core layer of the flat board, the relatively thin inorganic coating is the outermost layer of the flat board, and the thermal conductive ceramic coating is a middle layer between the thermal conductive metal substrate and the inorganic coating,wherein the thermal conductive ceramic coating is coated around a periphery of the thermal conductive metal substrate, and made of an inorganic resin doped with inorganic heat-conductive powder,
wherein the relatively thin inorganic coating is coated around a periphery of the thermal conductive ceramic coating, wherein the relatively thin inorganic coating comprises a material selected from the group consisting of Silicon dioxide and Titanium dioxide.

US Pat. No. 10,455,850

METHOD AND PROCESS FOR ACIDIC RECYCLING OF PROTEIN WASTE

Naturally Recycled Protei...

1. A process for making a product for animal consumption, said process comprising:a) grinding a protein source comprising at least poultry;
b) adding at least one acid to the ground protein source to generate an acidic digest medium said at least one acid selected from the group consisting of phosphoric acid, citric acid, sulfamic acid, and sodium bisulfate, said medium stably storable;
c) mixing a portion of the acidic digest medium with an additional amount of the ground protein source to form an acidic mixture;
d) emulsifying the acidic mixture to form an acidic digest product said acidic digest product exhibiting stability necessary for animal consumption when stored at ambient temperatures for between about 21 and 90 days.

US Pat. No. 10,455,843

MULTI-ANGLE CARCASS WASH SYSTEMS, WASH CABINETS INCLUDING SAME, AND RELATED METHODS

Birko Corporation, Hende...

1. A multi-angle wash system, comprising:a multi-angle fluid distribution unit;
a rotating unit operably coupled to the multi-angle fluid distribution unit;
a spray unit fluidly and operably coupled to the multi-angle fluid distribution unit; and
a guiding unit operably coupled to the spray unit or the multi-angle fluid distribution unit,
wherein the multi-angle fluid distribution unit comprises a front end operably coupled to the rotating unit, a back end opposite to the front end, and a connecting element adjacent to the back end, and wherein the connecting element is configured to operably couple with the spray unit or the multi-angle fluid distribution unit such that the spray unit oscillates in correspondence to the rotation of the rotating unit,
wherein the spray unit comprises a top end, a bottom end operably coupled to the connecting element of the multi-angle fluid distribution unit, a guiding element adjacent to the bottom end, and at least one series of nozzle sprays arranged in vertical direction along the length of the spray unit, and
wherein the guiding unit comprises a first end, a second end, and a co-guiding element adjacent to the first end of the guiding unit, wherein the guiding element has a reciprocate structure to the guiding element of the spray unit such that the guiding unit facilitates the oscillation of the spray unit in correspondence to the rotation of the rotating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,455,842

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A SHOULDER JOINT POSITION OF A CARCASS PART OF SLAUGHTERED POULTRY

MAREL STORK POULTRY PROCE...

1. A system for measuring a shoulder joint position of a carcass part of slaughtered poultry, wherein the carcass part comprises a left shoulder joint, a right shoulder joint, soft tissue adjacent the left and/or right shoulder joints and at least a part of the breast meat adjacent the left and/or right shoulder joints, wherein the left shoulder joint and the right shoulder joint each contain a shoulder joint bone structure,the system comprising:
a position measurement device, the position measurement device comprising a mechanical contact member adapted to engage at least one of the left and right shoulder joints during a measurement of the shoulder joint position; and
a product carrier moveable in a transport direction along a conveying path, the conveying path extending along the position measurement device, the product carrier being adapted to support the carcass part during the movement of the product carrier along the conveying path past the position measurement device during the measurement of the shoulder joint position,
wherein the position of the product carrier during the measurement of the shoulder joint position is such that the carcass part is arranged relative to the position measurement device with the left shoulder joint and right shoulder joint one behind the other as seen in the transport direction so as to allow the mechanical contact member to engage a shoulder joint bone structure of at least one of the left and right shoulder joint.

US Pat. No. 10,455,841

CLAMP FOR CLAMPING A CORD ON ACCOUNT OF TENSION IN THE CORD

Caps International B.V., ...

1. A clamp for clamping a cord at a clamping location of the cord on account of a tension prevailing at a tension side of the clamping location in the cord, in which the clamp comprises:an elongate frame which is provided with an elongate recess; and
an elongate clamping body which is rotatably connected by a first end to a first end of the frame and extends at least partly in the recess of the frame,
in which a cord duct is formed in the recess between the second end of the clamping body and an opposite clamping surface of the frame,
in which the second end of the clamping body is configured to be carried along by a cord passed through the cord duct in the direction towards the tension side of the cord;
in which the smallest distance between the clamping body and the clamping surface decreases when the clamping body is moved towards the tension side of the cord,
wherein the frame is substantially in the shape of a U, in which the legs of the U are situated at its first end and the bridge at its second end,
that the clamping body is provided with a widened part at its first end, and
that a hinge is provided between each of the ends of the legs of the frame and the widened part of the clamping body, the axis of rotation of which extends at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the frame and at right angles to the axis of the cord duct.

US Pat. No. 10,455,834

INSECT RESISTANT AND HERBICIDE TOLERANT SOYBEAN EVENT PDAB9582.816.15.1

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A soybean plant, or part thereof, that is resistant to Pseudoplusia includens (soybean looper) and comprises a DNA sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 14.

US Pat. No. 10,455,829

LIGHT IRRADIATION DEVICE AND LIGHT IRRADIATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A light irradiation device comprising:an imager that images a monitoring region;
a projector comprising a phase-modulation-type space modulation element,
wherein the projector irradiates the monitoring region with signal light comprising modulation light reflected by a display surface of the phase modulation element;
a controller that controls the imager to image the monitoring region and controls the projector to emit the signal light;
a propeller that moves the light irradiation device in the air; and
a flight controller that controls flight of the light irradiation device by controlling the propeller; and
at least one slave device that is detachable, the slave device being configured to be attached to a light irradiation target and comprising a light emission unit that generates guidance light for guiding a flying object,
wherein the controller controls, when recognizing the light irradiation target to be irradiated with the signal light on image data imaged by the imager, the projector to emit the signal light toward the light irradiation target,
wherein the projector displays a phase distribution, the phase distribution for displaying an objective image on a projected surface, and
wherein the projector irradiates the display surface of the phase modulation element with light.

US Pat. No. 10,455,826

METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUSLY WEEDING CROPS IN AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD

FarmWise Labs, Inc., San...

1. A method for autonomously weeding crops in an agricultural field comprises, at an autonomous machine autonomously navigating along crop rows in the agricultural field:recording a first image of a ground area below a light module arranged proximal a front of the autonomous machine;
detecting a location of a first target plant based on the first image;
calculating a first opening location for the first target plant longitudinally offset from the location of the first target plant and laterally aligned with the location of the first target plant;
driving a first weeding module to laterally align a lateral reference position of the first weeding module with the first opening location, the first weeding module arranged in a tool housing behind the light module;
tracking the first opening location relative to a longitudinal reference position of the first weeding module;
in response to the longitudinal reference position of the first weeding module longitudinally aligning with the first opening location, actuating blades of the first weeding module to an open position of the blades of the first weeding module;
recording a second image of a ground area below the tool housing;
in response to detecting the blades of the first weeding module in the open position in the second image:
calculating a first longitudinal offset between the first opening location and the longitudinal reference position of the first weeding module, based on the second image; and
calculating a first lateral offset between the first opening location and the lateral reference position of the first weeding module, based on the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,455,825

PSYLLIUM FUMIGATED WITH METHYL BROMIDE

1. A method for providing fumigated and sanitized psyllium husk comprising:a. first separating psyllium husk from psyllium seed;
b. filling a fumigation chamber with the psyllium husk such that the chamber comprises about 35% to about 50% psyllium husk by volume;
c. fumigating the psyllium husk with at least about 40 g/m3 of methyl bromide for at least about 24 hours;
d. degassing the fumigation chamber for at least about 6 hours to form fumigated psyllium husk;
e. steam sanitizing the psyllium husk;wherein the fumigated psyllium husk comprises less than about 50 ppm inorganic bromide residue.

US Pat. No. 10,455,814

FLEA COLLAR FOR PETS

Coastal Pet Products, Inc...

1. A collar for an animal comprising:a first elongate strap;
a second elongate strap, wherein the width of the second strap is less than the width of the first strap, the second strap comprising a material which protects the pet from infestation with pests;
a plurality of retainers, each said retainer comprising a first aperture formed by directly opposed first and second walls, and a second aperture being formed by said second wall and a third wall directly opposed to said second wall so that said first aperture is positioned adjacent to said second aperture, said first aperture being larger than said second aperture; and
said first aperture receiving said first elongate strap, said second aperture receiving the second elongate strap;
wherein the first elongate strap is configured to hide the second elongate strap.

US Pat. No. 10,455,813

HANDGRIP FOR A LEASH

Nano Pet Products LLC, N...

1. A handgrip for a leash, comprising a body with a grip part for holding said handgrip wherein said handgrip is embodied for connecting said leash, wherein said handgrip comprises a guiding rail for slidingly coupling said leash along a displacement path.

US Pat. No. 10,455,808

ANIMAL MARKING MACHINE

Vium, Inc, San Mateo, CA...

1. A method of marking a rodent tail comprising the steps:(a) marking on the rodent tail, with a marking-machine, a machine-readable code portion comprising a plurality of evenly spaced bars of varying length perpendicular to the longitudinal axis the rodent tail;
(b) marking on the rodent tail, with the marking-machine, a human-readable code portion comprising a plurality of human-readable alphanumeric characters;
wherein the machine-readable code portion and the human-readable code portion do not code the same data and the data coded by each is not as subset of the other data; and
wherein the marking-machine comprises:
a tattooing head, adapted be raised and lowered;
a linear gantry supporting the tattooing head wherein the gantry is configured to allow the tattooing head to move along the gantry;
a tail roller, which rolls the rodent tail around its longitudinal axis to mark the tail,
wherein the machine-readable code portion of the mark comprises a continuous spine parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tail.

US Pat. No. 10,455,804

TOILET FOR CAT

1. A toilet for a cat, for separating excreta into feces and urine, said toilet for cat comprising:a supporting part, having a supporting surface and an egestion opening formed on said supporting surface;
a feces storage container, disposed below said supporting surface and having a first entrance;
an inclined classifying part, having a sloped surface and at least one through hole formed on said sloped surface, wherein said sloped surface is exposed through said egestion opening for guiding said feces, so that said feces move from said sloped surface to said first entrance and enter said feces storage container from said first entrance; and
a urine storage container, disposed below said sloped surface, for storing said urine flowed from said at least one through hole;
wherein the supporting part comprises a guide concavity extending from said egestion opening, said guide concavity is disposed above said urine storage container, and said inclined classifying part further comprises a lower end disposed within said guide concavity, said guide concavity comprises:
a bottom portion, having a concave surface;
a drain outlet formed on said concave surface, wherein said urine storage container comprises a second entrance aligned to said drain outlet, and said drain outlet is disposed at a lowest portion of said concave surface relative to said second entrance;
a pair of first sidewalls facing each other, extending from said egestion opening to said bottom portion, wherein said inclined classifying part is disposed between said pair of first sidewalls;
a second sidewall, connected between said pair of first sidewalls and facing said sloped surface; and
an opening, formed between said second sidewall and said bottom portion and connected to said first entrance, wherein said lower end is disposed at said opening.

US Pat. No. 10,455,773

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND PLANT CULTIVATION METHOD

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a light emitting element having a light emission peak wavelength in a range of 380 nm or more and 490 nm or less; and
a first fluorescent material that is excited by light from the light emitting element and emits light having at least one light emission peak wavelength in a range of 580 nm or more and less than 680 nm, wherein the first fluorescent material contains:
a fluorogermanate fluorescent material that is activated by Mn4+, and
a fluorescent material that has a composition containing at least one element selected from Sr and Ca, and Al, and contains silicon nitride that is activated by Eu2+; and
a second fluorescent material that is excited by light from the light emitting element and emits light having at least one light emission peak wavelength in a range of 680 nm or more and 800 nm or less, wherein
the light emitting device emits light having a ratio RB of a photon flux density R to a photon flux density B within a range of 2.0 or more and 4.0 or less, and a ratio R/FR of the photon flux density R to a photon flux density FR within a range of 0.7 or more and 2.0 or less, wherein
the photon flux density R is in a wavelength range of 620 nm or more and less than 700 nm,
the photon flux density B is in a wavelength range of 380 nm or more and 490 nm or less, and
the photon flux density FR is in a wavelength range of 700 nm or more and 780 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,455,771

PLANT GROWTH ACCELERATION SYSTEM

eAgritech, Inc., Tokyo (...

1. A plant growth acceleration system is composed of an electron generation means that generates electrons and an electron radiation means that radiates electrons to a plant growth area, and the plant growth acceleration system is characterized as follows:the plant growth area is in an electrically grounded condition;
the electron generation means has a transformer circuit that transforms AC power inputted to a primary circuit to high voltage and outputs from a secondary circuit; a first terminal of the secondary circuit is connected to the primary circuit, and a second terminal of the secondary circuit is connected to the electron radiation means; according to plus/minus inversion cycles of the AC power, in the state of the first terminal being in positive potential current from the second terminal to the electron radiation means is blocked, and in the state of the first terminal being in negative potential the current returns from the first terminal to the primary circuit; thus
only in the state of the first terminal being in negative potential, according to the inversion cycles, the electrons are transmitted cyclically from the second terminal to the electron radiation means;
the electron radiation means includes electron transmission parts that have electron radiation parts grounded to the plant growth area;
the electron transmission parts extend linearly;
the electron radiation parts extend linearly and are continuously grounded to the plant growth area; and
the electron radiation parts radiate only the electrons along the electron radiation parts, and accelerate plant growth.

US Pat. No. 10,455,770

NEEDLE COUPLING DEVICE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:a bale chamber;
a plunger configured to compress crop material in the bale chamber in order to form a bale;
a plurality of knotters;
a needle yoke comprising a plurality of needles configured to deliver a plurality of lower strands through the bale chamber to the plurality of knotters;
a tucker arm shaft carrying a plurality of tucker arms configured to deliver a plurality of upper strands to the plurality of knotters;
a driving shaft located above the bale chamber and extending in a traverse direction of the baler, the tucker arm shaft extending parallel to the driving shaft;
a tucker arm coupling device configured to covert a rotation of the driving shaft into a rotation of the tucker arm shaft;
a needle coupling device configured for establishing a coupling and an uncoupling between the driving shaft and the needle yoke, and the needle coupling device configured to convert a rotation of the driving shaft into a movement of the needle yoke from a rest position to a twine delivery position and back such that movement of the needle yoke is synchronized with the rotation of the tucker arm shaft;
a driveable knotter shaft coupled to the plurality of knotters; and
a knotter coupling device between the driving shaft and the driveable knotter shaft, the knotter coupling device configured to couple the driving shaft to the driveable knotter shaft,
wherein the plurality of knotters are configured to receive the plurality of upper and lower strands from the plurality of tucker arms and from the plurality of needles, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,455,766

SLATS FOR USE WITHIN A MATERIAL MOVING SYSTEM OF AN AGRICULTURAL COMBINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A slat for use within a material moving system of an agricultural combine, the slat comprising:an elongated slat member extending in a lengthwise direction between a first end and a second end and in a widthwise direction between a front side and a rear side, the elongated slat member comprising:
a connector web extending in the lengthwise direction between the first and second ends and in the widthwise direction between the front and rear sides, the connector web defining an outer surface and an inner surface;
a front wall extending outwardly from the outer surface of the connector web along the front side of the elongated slat member;
a rear wall extending outwardly from the outer surface of the connector web along the rear side of the elongated slat member; and
an outer rib extending outwardly from the outer surface of the connector web, the outer rib extending in the lengthwise direction between the first and second ends and being spaced apart from the front and rear walls in the widthwise direction of the elongated slat member.

US Pat. No. 10,455,764

HARVESTER COMBINE HEADER LIFTING POWER UNIT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A header for an agricultural harvester, the header comprising:an articulating header body that is configured to be connected to the harvester, the articulating header body comprising multiple sections that are configured to articulate with respect to each other, the articulating header body configured for cutting plants from the ground and distributing those plants to a feeder of the agricultural harvester;
at least two wheels attached to the articulating header body for contacting the ground to support the articulating header body above the ground, each wheel being attached to a different section of the multiple sections of the articulating header body; and
a first lifting power unit for moving one wheel of the at least two wheels with respect to a first section of the articulating header body to adjust a distance between said first section of the articulating header body and the ground; and
a second lifting power unit for moving another wheel of the at least two wheels with respect to a second section of the articulating header body to adjust a distance between said second section of the articulating header body and the ground,
wherein the first and second lifting power units are configured to move the respective sections of the articulating header body to different heights.

US Pat. No. 10,455,761

APPARATUS FOR ADDING FERTILIZER TO WATER IN A SPRINKLER SYSTEM

American Hydro Systems, I...

1. An apparatus for injecting liquid fertilizer into a water flow line in a sprinkler system, including:an injector mechanism body having a water inlet and a water outlet adapted to be connected in the water flow line of the sprinkler system so that water flows through at least a portion of the injector mechanism body;
a plunger chamber;
a plunger movably positioned in the plunger chamber;
a paddle wheel positioned to be rotated by water flowing through the injector mechanism body;
a plunger gear coupled to the paddle wheel and the plunger so as to rotate when the paddle wheel rotates so as to move the plunger back and forth within the plunger chamber; and
a valve assembly secured at a fixed location in the plunger chamber, the valve assembly including a valve member having a conical surface, a first flange, a second flange and first and second notches separating the first and second flanges, first means for retaining the valve member in the plunger chamber and second means for retaining the valve member in the plunger chamber, the first means for retaining having a conical surface, the second means for retaining having two projections engaging the notches of the valve member and two projections supporting the first and second flanges of the valve member so as to form fluid flow paths around the flanges and wherein the conical surface of the valve member seals against the conical surface of the first means for retaining so as to prevent fluid flow through the valve assembly in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,455,758

SEED LEVEL DETECTION IN A SEED METER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A vacuum seed meter, comprising:a housing defining a seed chamber wall and a vacuum channel wall;
a seed disc having seed cells defined as openings through a perimeter region of the seed disc, the seed disc carried by the housing for rotation about a rotational axis and being disposed between the seed chamber wall and the vacuum channel wall, the seed disc spaced apart from the seed chamber wall and the vacuum channel wall to define a seed chamber between the seed disc and the seed chamber wall and a vacuum channel between the seed disc and the vacuum channel wall; and
a first sensor carried by the housing and aimed at the perimeter region of the seed disc where the seed cells are defined,
wherein:
the rotational axis of the seed disc extends through a horizontal centerplane of the seed chamber;
the seed chamber defines a bottom end such that the seeds tend to move toward the bottom end of the seed chamber due to the influence of gravity; and
the first sensor is aimed at a targeted portion of the perimeter region located vertically between the bottom end of the seed chamber and the horizontal centerplane of the seed chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,455,754

SAFETY CLUTCH FOR AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE OR TRAILED ACCESSORY THEREOF

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A clutch for an agricultural implement comprising:a rotating unit for connection to a powered shaft;
a selectively disengageable unit coaxial to the rotating unit to transfer a power torque;
a zero-backlash torque limiter operable in:
an engaged position where a biased plunger is housed in a seat to angularly connect the rotating unit and the selectively disengageable unit for torque transfer until a maximum torque level is reached; and
a disengaged position where the plunger is retracted outside the seat; and
a safety occlusion mechanism having an obstructing element selectively movable between an obstructing position, in which the obstructing element blocks the plunger from entering the seat, and a release position, in which the obstructing element does not block shape coupling between the plunger and the seat when the plunger and the seat overlap; and
a biased retainer,
wherein the occlusion mechanism is biased by a spring to switch to the obstruction position when the plunger exits the seat to reach the disengaged position when the maximum torque level is reached, and is operable against the bias of the spring by an operator to switch back into the release position, and
wherein the biased retainer snaps into a retaining position to maintain a predefined extraction position of the obstructing element in the seat when the occlusion mechanism is operated by the operator against the bias of the spring and the plunger is outside the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,455,753

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING IMPLEMENT TO MOBILE MACHINERY

1. Apparatus for connecting an implement to a three-point hitch of mobile machinery for controllable side-shifting movement of the connected implement, the three point hitch comprising an upper attachment point and two lower attachment points, the apparatus comprising:a) a first framework having a height, a length, and a depth, and comprising at least two parallel, vertically spaced apart, laterally extending rails, an upper cross beam, a lower cross beam, and at least two upwardly extending, laterally spaced apart studs attached to the cross beams and the rails, wherein the rails, the studs, and the cross beams are coplanar in a first framework plane, the first framework plane extending along the height and the length of the first framework;
b) three attachments attached to the first framework for attachment to the three-point hitch, the attachments comprising an upper attachment attached to the upper cross beam for attachment to the upper attachment point of the three-point hitch and two lower attachments attached to the lower cross beam for attachment to the lower attachment points of the three-point hitch;
c) a slidable second framework comprising at least two upwardly extending, laterally spaced apart posts and at least two sleeves attached to the posts, the posts and the sleeves being coplanar in the first framework plane, and wherein each sleeve is a surrounding sleeve mounted around one of the rails so that the slidable second framework can slide laterally back and forth along the rails;
d) three connectors supported by the slidable second framework for connecting the slidable second framework to the implement for movement of the implement by the mobile machinery and the slidable second framework; and
e) at least one driver connected to the first framework and connected to the slidable second framework for driving the slidable second framework laterally back and forth along the rails.
US Pat. No. 10,457,559

METHOD FOR PURIFYING HALOGENATED OLIGOSILANES

PSC POLYSILANE CHEMICALS ...

1. A method for purification of halogenated oligosilanes SinX2n+2 with n=2 through n=6 as compounds or as mixtures of compounds in which the substituents X comprise chlorine or chlorine and hydrogen, the process comprises the steps:(a) adding a complexing agent and a fluoride or fluoride mixture to the halogenated oligosilane, wherein fluoride F? from the fluoride or fluoride mixture is made available for a reaction in an amount of more than 1 ppb calculated as F? in relation to the mass of the halogenated oligosilane,
b) carrying out at least one processing step in which at least the fluoride acts upon the halogenated oligosilane, wherein the at least one processing step is selected from the group consisting of stirring, swirling, shaking, heating to reflux, and diffusing, wherein a solvent is added to the halogenated oligosilane and/or fluoride before or during the processing step, the solvent is selected from the group consisting of alkanes, cycloalkanes, ethers, aromatics, and chlorinated silanes, wherein the proportion of the solvent in the mixture with the halogenated oligosilanes is at least 0.01 mass % and wherein a siloxane as a pure compound or mixture of compounds selected from the group consisting of Cl3SiOSiCl3, Cl3SiOSiCl2SiCl3, and Cl3SiOSiCl2OSiCl3 is added to the halogenated oligosilane before or during the processing step, wherein the proportion of the siloxane in the mixture with the halogenated oligosilane is at least 0.001 mass %, and
(c) carrying out at least one separation method for the isolation of the halogenated oligosilane, wherein the separation method is selected from the group consisting of decanting, filtering, distilling, and subliming.
US Pat. No. 10,457,815

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A curable resin composition, comprising a fluorinated copolymer (A) and a compound (B),wherein the fluorinated copolymer (A) comprises a unit derived from a fluoroolefin, a unit comprising an ethylenic unsaturated group in its side chain and a unit comprising a functional group, wherein the unit comprising a functional group is at least one member selected from the group consisting of a unit comprising a hydroxy group, a unit comprising a carboxy group, and a unit comprising an alkoxysilyl group;
wherein the fluorinated copolymer (A) comprises from 0.3 to 50 mol % of the unit comprising an ethylenic unsaturated group in its side chain; and
wherein the compound (B) comprises at least two (meth)acryloyl groups and at least two isocyanate groups in one molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,455,786

INBRED CORN LINE 4HSX11003

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of corn inbred line designated 4HSXI1003, or a part thereof, representative seed of the line having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124407.
US Pat. No. 10,455,787

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH901351

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH901351, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV691449 with a second plant of variety CV093813, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV691449 and CV093813 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125240 and PTA-123818, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,455,788

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068888

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068888, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124733.
US Pat. No. 10,457,850

REDUCED CORROSION IRON SULFIDE SCALE REMOVING FLUIDS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A low-corrosivity composition suitable for dissolving scale on metal, where the scale comprises iron sulfide scale, the composition consisting of:an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution comprising hydrogen peroxide, where the hydrogen peroxide is present at about between 0.5% and about 1.5% by weight of the composition; and
an acidic solution comprising at least one acid, where the acidic solution comprises acetic acid present at about between 0.25% and about 2.5% by weight of the composition, where the hydrogen peroxide and acid are present at concentrations such that the hydrogen peroxide does not break down to form visible bubbles at about room temperature,
where the hydrogen peroxide and acid are present at concentrations such that the iron sulfide scale is removed from the metal with iron sulfide scale, after the composition contacts the metal and iron sulfide scale at an elevated temperature greater than room temperature, and
where the hydrogen peroxide and acid are present at concentrations such that pitting is not caused on the metal, the metal comprising carbon steel, and where the balance of the composition is at least about 90 weight % water to form a dilute, low-corrosivity solution mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,457,852

SILOXANE SURFACTANT ADDITIVES FOR OIL AND GAS APPLICATIONS

Flotek Chemistry, LLC, H...

1. A well treatment additive comprising:a siloxane surfactant in an amount between about 10 wt % and about 15 wt % versus the total well treatment additive, wherein the siloxane surfactant has a formula selected from the group consisting of: MDa(D?R1)bM (formula 1) and (M?R1)Da(M?R1) (formula 2)
wherein “R1” represents an organic radical comprising —(CH2)n—(OCH2CH2)x—(OCH(CH3)CH2)y—OR3, in which “n” is between 3 and about 11, “x” is between 3 and about 30, “y” is between 0and about 30, and “R3” is —H;
wherein “M” represents Me3SiO1/2, D represents —Me2SiO—, “M?R1” represents Me2(R1)SiO1/2—, “D?R1” represents —Me(R1)SiO—, and “Me” represents —CH3;
wherein for formula 1, “a” is 0-200 and “b” is 1-20;
wherein for formula 2, “a” is 4-50; wherein the siloxane surfactant is a trisiloxane ethoxylate graft-type copolymer
a hydrocarbon surfactant in an amount between about 10 wt % and about 35 wt % versus the total well treatment additive, wherein the hydrocarbon surfactant is selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene alky ethers, dialkyl sulfosuccinates, alkyl sulfates, sulfonates, carboxylates, amine oxides, primary alkylamines, dialkyl secondary amines, ethoxylated fatty amines, and combinations thereof;
a solvent, wherein the solvent is a terpene hydrocarbon in an amount between about 5 wt % and about 40 wt % versus the total well treatment additive; and
an aqueous phase.
US Pat. No. 10,455,802

COTTON VARIETY PX499083W3FE

Phytogen Seed Company, LL...

1. A seed of cotton variety designated PX499083W3FE, or a regenerable part thereof, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123653 on Nov. 15, 2016.
US Pat. No. 10,457,601

SETTABLE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING REMEDIATED FLY ASH (RFA) AND METHODS OF CEMENTING IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

CR Minerals Company, LLC,...

1. A settable composition for cementing, the settable composition comprising (a) remediated fly ash, (b) cement and/or calcium hydroxide, and (c) optionally water, wherein said remediated fly ash contains fly ash and a natural pozzolan, wherein said natural pozzolan is present in said remediated fly ash in a concentration of about 1wt % to about 99wt %, and wherein said remediated fly ash is certified under ASTM C618, ASTM C1697, and/or AASHTO M295 as a Class C pozzolan or a Class F pozzolan.
US Pat. No. 10,457,602

ASPHALT FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION

Herbert Malarkey Roofing ...

1. An asphalt composition comprising:a. ground tire rubber having a mesh size between 10 and 80 mesh in an amount being about 2% to 7% of the composition;
b. radial styrene butadiene styrene in an amount being between about 1% to 7% of the composition;
c. linear styrene butadiene styrene in an amount being between about 1% to 7% of the composition;
d. polyethylene wax or polypropylene wax derived from post-consumer recycled waste in an amount being between about 1% and 5% of the composition;
e. wherein the balance of the composition is asphalt having between 20 to 220 penetration.
US Pat. No. 10,457,604

MICRO-NANO COMPOSITE HOLLOW STRUCTURED NANOMETER MATERIAL-MODIFIED HIGH-DURABILITY CONCRETE MATERIAL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

University of Jinan, Sha...

1. A micro-nano composite hollow structured nanometer material-modified high-durability concrete material, characterized in that, according to mass parts, its raw material formula is as follows: cobaltosic oxide, 1000-1500 parts; cement, 1000-1300 parts; dioctyl sebacate, 1000-1500 parts; water, 800-1200 parts; nanocarbon, 1200-1800 parts; nano calcium carbonate, 35-50 parts; sodium silicate, 10-20 parts; micro-nano structured calcium molybdate, 50-80 parts; dipentaerythritol, 60-90 parts; and dioctyl ester 30-60 parts.
US Pat. No. 10,455,811

COMPRESSION RESISTANT AND LONG-LASTING SCENTED DOG TOY AND ITS PREPARATION METHOD

1. A compression resistant and long-lasting scented dog toy, comprising:a rubber body and cloth fluidized on it, wherein once the cloth is fluidized and stitched on the rubber body, body is filled with PP fiber to complete the toy, the rubber body further comprise, in parts by weight: 40-60 parts of natural rubber, 1-3 parts of zinc oxide, 2-4 parts of camphene, 20-25 parts of stearic acid, 1-2 parts of anti-aging agent, 1-5 parts of edible gum, 15-20 parts of starch, 3-5 parts of microcrystalline wax, 1-3 parts of white carbon black, 15-25 parts of naphthenic oil, 10-15 parts of silicone rubber, 3-5 parts of butyl rubber, 0.3-0.7 parts of accelerant, 0.1-0.3 parts of antiozonant, 2-4 parts of medical light calcium carbonate, 3-5 parts of edible rapeseed oil, 4-6 parts of flavor enhancer, 0.4-0.6 parts of sour agent, 15-20 parts of talcum powder and 3-5 parts of fatty acid softening agent.
US Pat. No. 10,457,610

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING SOIL AND PLANTS

Core Intellectual Propert...

1. A method of solubilizing sodium in soil, comprising applying to soil a microalgae consortium composition comprising Scenedesmus quadricauda, Chlorella vulgaris, Scenedesmus dimorphus, Scenedesmus obliquus and Chlamydomonas moewusii.
US Pat. No. 10,457,612

SLAG BACTERIAL FERTILIZER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING DEGRADED SOIL

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

7. A method for improving degraded soil comprising:1) pulverizing gasification slag and/or ash residue and adding humic acid substance to the gasification slag and/or ash residue during the pulverizing, wherein the humic acid substance is one or more selected from the group consisting of humic acid, potassium humate, sodium humate and biomass pyrolysis oil and the weight ratio of the amount of humic acid substance relative to the total heavy metal amount in the gasification slag and/or ash residue is 3 to 40:1, to perform in-situ reduction, passivation and immobilization of the heavy metals; and aging the pulverized product for more than 24 hours after the pulverization process to prepare detoxified gasification slag and/or detoxified ash residue;
2) loading 1 to 20 parts by weight of a microbial bacterial fertilizer on the detoxified gasification slag and/or detoxified ash residue with respect to 100 parts by weight of the gasification slag and/or ash residue, to obtain a slag bacterial fertilizer; and
3) applying the slag bacterial fertilizer on the surface of degraded soil uniformly.
US Pat. No. 10,457,615

PROCESS FOR ISOMERIZATION AND DECARBOXYLATION OF UNSATURATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH A METAL CATALYST OR CATALYST PRECURSOR

The United States of Amer...

1. A process for the isomerization and decarboxylation of an unsaturated fatty acid, the process comprising contacting an unsaturated fatty acid in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst precursor containing one or more a osmium carbonyl carboxylates at a temperature at which the isomerization and decarboxylation occurs and recovering the products which are isomerized and decarboxylated unsaturated olefins, wherein the C—C double bonds in said isomerized and decarboxylated unsaturated olefins are in different locations compared to said unsaturated fatty acid, and wherein the number of C—C double bonds in said isomerized and decarboxylated unsaturated olefins are the same as in said unsaturated fatty acid; the process comprising an additional step of contacting an additional monocarboxylic acid to said unsaturated fatty acid in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst precursor.
US Pat. No. 10,457,616

METATHESIS CATALYST AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN

SMH Co., Ltd., Bangkok (...

1. A metathesis catalyst, comprising:a) a transition metal selected from the group consisting of chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, technetium, and rhenium;
b) an inorganic support;
c) 0.1-60 percent by weight of a zeolite; and
d) 0.1-80 percent by weight of a layered double hydroxide.
US Pat. No. 10,456,335

ORAL HYGIENE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

90 Seconds to Wow, LLC, ...

1. A kit for two-step teeth whitening and oral hygiene, the kit comprising:a container comprising a mouthpiece, a spray nozzle and an actuator;
an aqueous solution within the container, the solution comprising greater than or equal to 6% hydrogen peroxide by weight, wherein upon actuation, the mouthpiece and nozzle are configured to deliver onto the surface of the teeth and adjacent soft tissue an aerosol comprising the solution, such that the hydrogen peroxide causes teeth whitening, without discomfort or damage to soft tissues in the mouth; and
a powder formulation comprising xylitol and a core composition comprising a carbon dioxide source, an adsorbent composition, and an acid, wherein the xylitol is present in an excess of at least 3 parts xylitol to 1 part core composition.
US Pat. No. 10,456,336

WATER IN OIL EMULSIONS WITH HIGH WATER CONTENT

1. An emulsion comprising:(a) at least 45% water by weight with respect to the total weight of the emulsion;
(b) a water-insoluble, crosslinked reaction product of (i) at least one polylysine; and
(ii) at least one low carbon oil-soluble polar modified polymer comprising at least one C2-C4 monomer and modified with maleic anhydride, and having a weight-average molecular weight of less than or equal to 25 000 g/mol and a melting point above 75° C.,
wherein the emulsion is in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion.
US Pat. No. 10,457,622

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACETIC ACID

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing acetic acid, comprising:a carbonylation reaction step comprising reacting methanol with carbon monoxide in a reaction vessel in the presence of a catalyst system containing a metal catalyst and methyl iodide as well as acetic acid, methyl acetate, and water to produce acetic acid;
an evaporation step comprising separating a reaction mixture obtained in the carbonylation reaction step into a vapor stream and a residual liquid stream in an evaporator;
a lower boiling point component removal step comprising separating the vapor stream by distillation into an overhead stream rich in at least one lower boiling point component selected from methyl iodide and acetaldehyde and a first acetic acid stream rich in acetic acid;
a dehydration step comprising separating the first acetic acid stream by distillation into an overhead stream rich in water and a second acetic acid stream more enriched with acetic acid than the first acetic acid stream; and
an adsorptive removal step comprising treating the second acetic acid stream, or an acetic acid stream that has been more enriched with acetic acid by further purification of the second acetic acid stream, with an ion exchange resin,
wherein a nickel base alloy or zirconium is used as a material of a distillation column in the dehydration step, in the distillation column, a plate spacing between a charging mixture feeding plate and a column top vapor withdrawal plate is not less than one plate in terms of actual plates, and as metal ion concentrations in a charging mixture of the distillation column in the dehydration step, an iron ion concentration is less than 9,000 ppb by mass, a chromium ion concentration is less than 4,000 ppb by mass, a nickel ion concentration is less than 2,500 ppb by mass, a molybdenum ion concentration is less than 1,700 ppb by mass, and a zinc ion concentration is less than 800 ppb by mass, and
wherein the method includes, for controlling the metal ion concentrations in the charging mixture to be within the ranges, (i) employing a nickel base alloy or zirconium as the material of the charging pipe to the distillation column in the dehydration step; optionally (ii) providing an ion exchange resin column at a position between an outlet of the reaction vessel and an inlet of the distillation column in the dehydration step or an ion exchange resin vessel at a position between an outlet of the reaction vessel and an inlet of the distillation column in the dehydration step; and (iii) using methanol having a zinc ion content of less than 10 ppm by mass as the methanol to be fed to the reaction vessel.
US Pat. No. 10,457,624

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR THERMOLYSIS OF POLYLACTONES TO PRODUCE ORGANIC ACIDS

Novomer, Inc., Boston, M...

1. A process for producing an organic acid product, wherein the process comprises:a. introducing epoxide reagent and carbon monoxide reagent to a reaction vessel through a feed stream inlet, the reaction vessel comprising a separation chamber positioned above and in direct communication with a thermolysis chamber;
b. contacting the epoxide reagent and the carbon monoxide reagent with a carbonylation catalyst to produce a beta-lactone intermediate;
c. polymerizing the beta-lactone intermediate with a polymerization initiator in the presence of a metal cation to produce a polylactone product; and
d. heating the polylactone product under thermolysis conditions to produce the organic acid product.
US Pat. No. 10,457,625

TREATMENT METHOD OF COMPOSITION CONTAINING FLUORINE-CONTAINING ORGANIC ACID HAVING CARBON NUMBER OF 2 TO 7 AND IMPURITIES

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A treatment method of at least partially removing impurities from a composition containing a fluorine-containing organic acid having the carbon number of 2 to 7 and impurities, the method comprising:a flocculant mixing step of mixing the composition and a flocculant; and
a separating step of separating a mixed phase obtained at the mixing step into a solid phase containing the impurities and a liquid phase containing the fluorine-containing organic acid having the carbon number of 2 to 7.
US Pat. No. 10,455,832

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCT APPLICATION TO TARGET AND KILL ALL LIFE STAGES OF BED BUGS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of treating or preventing bed bugs, the method comprising:(a) applying a first pesticide composition to a treatment area, wherein the first pesticide composition comprises from about 0.005 to about 0.10 wt. % acetamiprid and from about 0.001 to about 0.07 wt/% bifenthrin;
(b) applying a second pesticide composition different from the first pesticide composition to the treatment area hours after applying the first pesticide and within 24 hours of the application of the first pesticide;
(c) applying a third pesticide composition to the treatment area days after applying the second pesticide, wherein the application of the third pesticide coincides with the bed bug life cycle and occurs within 14 days from applying the first pesticide; and
(d) optionally providing at least one additional treatment selected from the group consisting of observing the treatment area; exposing the treatment area to ultraviolet light, vacuuming the treatment area, steaming the treatment area, laundering a treated article, disposing of a treated article, applying a heat or cold treatment to the treatment area, and sealing cracks and crevices in the treatment area.
US Pat. No. 10,457,884

MIXED DETERGENT COMPOSITION FOR INTAKE VALVE DEPOSIT CONTROL

Afton Chemical Corporatio...

1. A detergent additive package for an unleaded gasoline fuel comprising a Mannich base detergent mixture, wherein the mixture comprises a first Mannich base detergent component having a tertiary amino group and derived from an aliphatic linear, branched, or cyclic diamine having one primary or secondary amine group and one tertiary amino group in the molecule and a second Mannich base detergent component derived from a monoamine, wherein a weight ratio of the first Mannich base detergent to the second Mannich base detergent in the mixture ranges from about 1:6 to about 3:1.
US Pat. No. 10,456,346

COSMETIC FORMULATIONS FOR TOPICAL APPLICATIONS CONTAINING ERYTHROPOIETIN-DERIVED MOLECULES

ASC REGENITY LTD., Londo...

1. A cosmetic formulation or composition for topical administration of the skin, for skin repair, rejuvenation of skin, natural skin glow, reduction of wrinkles, anti-aging of skin, and avoidance and improvement of dry and ruptured skin, the formulation or composition comprising:(i) at least one isolated tissue-protective polypeptide (tpP) consisting of 11 to 40 amino acids, wherein the tissue-protective polypeptide is an agonist of the EPO receptor (EpoR) and/or the common receptor (ßcR), targets CD90 expressing skin cells, and does not or not essentially elicit hematopoietic/erythropoietic activity, and is an EPO peptide variant, wherein the EPO variant comprises or is one of the amino acid sequences selected from the group consisting of:
NEQLERALNTS (SEQ ID NO: 12);
NEQLERALNST (SEQ ID NO: 13);
QDQLERALNTS (SEQ ID NO: 14);
QDQLERALNST (SEQ ID NO: 15), and
(ii) a lipid compound, a composition of lipid compounds, or a lipid structure, wherein the tissue-protective polypeptide (tpP) is linked or associated to the lipid compound or lipid structure by ionic interaction or by covalent bonding, or is admixed therewith or embedded or encapsulated therein by forming a micelle or liposomal structure, and
(iii) at least one triggering agent that stimulates vasculature relaxation and/or supports transport of the tissue-protective polypeptide (tpP) to the CD90 expressing skin cells, wherein the triggering agent stimulates nitric oxide (NO) and/or acetylcholine formation in the CD90 expressing skin cells.
US Pat. No. 10,456,352

OXIDATION DYEING AGENT WITH SPECIAL HYDROXY-TERMINATED, AMINE-FUNCTIONALIZED SILICONE POLYMERS

1. Cosmetic agent for coloring keratin fibers, comprising in a cosmetically tolerant carriera) at least one chromophoric compound, selected from the group of oxidative dye precursors, partially-oxidative dyes and the mixtures thereof,
b) at least one hydroxy-terminated amine-functionalized silicone polymer of formula (I)
(O1/2H)t[A]a  (I)
where A=(SiO4/2)k(R1SiO3/2)m(R12SiO2/2)p(R13SiO1/2)q(O2/2SiR1—(CH2)x—B—(CH2)y—NH2)s(O1/2SiR1R2—(CH2)x—B—(CH2)y—NH2)r
wherein
the at least one hydroxy-terminated amine-functionalized silicone polymer of formula (I) is terminated at a first end with a hydroxy group and is terminated at a second end with an amine group,
a denotes integers from 1 to 20,000, wherein, if a ?2, the respective values k, m, p, q, s and r in a structural element A can be selected irrespective of previous structural elements A,
R1 and R2 denote, independently of one another, hydrogen, a OH group, a linear or branched C1-C12-alkyl group, a phenyl group or a vinyl group,
B denotes an oxygen atom, a NH group or sulfur,
x and y denote, independently of one another, integers from 1 to about 10,
t denotes integers from 1 to 5, and
the total of k+m+p+q+s+r denotes integers from 3 to about 20,000.
US Pat. No. 10,457,636

PRODUCTION METHOD OF ?-CAPROLACTAM

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A production method of ?-caprolactam, comprising a step of Beckmann-rearranging cyclohexanone oxime in a gas phase in the presence of a zeolite catalyst containing a silicon element and at least one element selected from the group consisting of alkaline earth metal elements and a magnesium element, wherein the concentration of the at least one element selected from the group consisting of alkaline earth metal elements and a magnesium element in the zeolite catalyst is 3 ppm by mass or more and 10000 ppm by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,456,354

READY-TO-USE INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING NEOSTIGMINE AND GLYCOPYRROLATE

SLAYBACK PHARMA LLC, Pri...

1. A ready-to-use injectable pharmaceutical composition comprising (i) neostigmine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or hydrate thereof, (ii) glycopyrrolate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or hydrate thereof, (iii) one or more aminopolycarboxylic acids, and (iv) a pharmaceutically acceptable liquid vehicle, wherein the pharmaceutical composition is stable for at least 3 months at 25° C. and 60% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,457,893

PROCESS OF WASHING FABRICS THAT HAVE A SOFTENING ACTIVE DEPOSITED THEREON

1. A process of washing a fabric, comprising the steps of:a. obtaining a fabric comprising a softening active deposited thereon, wherein the softening active comprises a quaternary ammonium ester fabric softening active;
b. treating the fabric in a wash step, wherein the wash step comprises contacting the fabric with a wash liquor;wherein the wash liquor is prepared by diluting a liquid laundry detergent composition, wherein the liquid laundry detergent composition is comprised in a water-soluble unit dose article comprising a water-soluble film, in water by between about 300 and about 800 fold andwherein the liquid laundry detergent composition comprises between about 0.02% and about 2% by weight of the liquid laundry detergent of a fatty alcohol ethoxylate non-ionic surfactant, wherein the fatty alcohol ethoxylate non-ionic surfactant comprises on average between about 12 and about 15 carbons in the alcohol carbon chain, and on average between about 7 and about 8 ethoxy units in the ethoxylation chain; and
between about 20% and about 45% by weight of the liquid laundry detergent composition of non-soap anionic surfactant, wherein the non-soap anionic surfactant comprises linear alkylbenzene sulphonate and alkoxylated alkyl sulphate, and where the weight ratio of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate to alkoxylated alkyl sulphate is between about 2:1 and 1:1,
wherein the weight ratio of non-soap anionic surfactant to fatty alcohol ethoxylate non-ionic surfactant is from about 5:1 to about 23:1,
wherein the weight ratio of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate to fatty alcohol ethoxylate non-ionic surfactant is between about 2:1 to about 20:1,
wherein the weight ratio of alkoxylated alkyl sulphate to fatty alcohol ethoxylate non-ionic surfactant is between about 2:1 and about 20:1,
wherein the liquid laundry detergent composition comprises between about 0.5% and about 15% by weight of the liquid laundry detergent composition of water, and wherein the liquid laundry detergent composition comprises a polymer selected from the group consisting of alkoxylated polyethyleneimine, alkoxylated polyalkyl phenol, an amphiphilic graft copolymer, a polyester terephthalate, hydroxyethylcellulose, a carboxymethylcellulose, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,456,358

ISOXAZOLINE COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF IN THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF PARASITE INFESTATIONS IN ANIMALS

Intervet Inc., Madison, ...

1. A method of preventing or treating parasite infestations in animals by administering to such animal in its drinking water a pharmaceutical composition consisting essentially of fluralaner or a salt or solvate thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier consisting essentially of ethyl lactate, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether and a polysorbate surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,456,874

MANGANESE-CONTAINING, COBALT-BASED HIGH-TEMPERATURE SOLDER ALLOY, POWDER, COMPONENT AND SOLDERING METHOD

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A cobalt-based solder alloy comprising:8% by weight—16% by weight of zirconium (Zr);
6% by weight—10% by weight of tantalum (Ta);
0.5% by weight—1.5% by weight of carbon (C),
8% by weight—12% by weight of manganese (Mn);
at least 0.5% by weight of titanium (Ti); and
having no boron (B), no silicon (Si), no germanium (Ge) and no gallium (Ga).
US Pat. No. 10,457,909

HIGH YIELD ALGAL BIOMASS PRODUCTION WITHOUT CONCENTRATED CO2 SUPPLY UNDER OPEN POND CONDITIONS

The University of Toledo,...

1. A method for culturing algae, the method comprising:culturing alkaliphilic algae in an open pond medium having a pH above 9.5, sufficient to allow increased fixation of atmospheric CO2 into the open pond medium; and
incorporating into the open pond medium an inorganic carbon buffer, wherein the inorganic carbon buffer comprises HCO3? present at a concentration ranging from 4.5 mM to 60 mM and the open pond medium has a salinity in the range of from about 10 g/L to about 30 g/L and an alkalinity of up to about 1 M;
wherein the open pond medium is free of any concentrated supply of CO2, and no concentrated source of CO2 is used to supply carbon for culturing the alkaliphilic algae.
US Pat. No. 10,456,373

AGENT EXHIBITING ANTI-STRESS, ANXIOLYTIC AND ANTI-DEPRESSION ACTIVITY, AND COMPOSITION BASED THEREON

1. A composition useful for treating stress, anxiety or depression in a subject, wherein the following components are present within the composition in the following mass percent ratios: 10-90% lithium ascorbate, 6-50% vitamin B6, and 4-40% vitamin B1.
US Pat. No. 10,456,631

GOLF BALL INCORPORATING AT LEAST ONE CAST LAYER OF THERMOSET POLYMER MIXTURE HAVING A CENTERING TIME THAT IS INDEPENDENT OF CURE TIME AND IS LOWER THAN THE CENTERING TIME OF THE THERMOSET POLYMER COMPOSITION PORTION OF THE MIXTURE

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf ball comprising a subassembly and at least one cast layer formed from a thermoset polymer mixture having a centering time Ct1 and comprising: (i) at least one of a polyurethane composition, a polyurea composition, or a polyurethane/polyurea hybrid composition; and (ii) a treated fumed silica compound in an amount such that centering time Ct1 is independent of the thermoset polymer mixture's degree of cure and lower than a centering time Ct2 of the at least one of a polyurethane composition, a polyurea composition, or a polyurethane/polyurea hybrid composition.
US Pat. No. 10,457,916

METHOD FOR INDUCING DIFFERENTIATION OF INSULIN-PRODUCING CELLS

Tokyo Institute of Techno...

1. A method for directed differentiation into insulin-producing cells, comprising culturing endodermal cells in the following steps (a) to (d):(a) culturing the endodermal cells in a medium comprising a hedgehog signaling inhibitor and an FGF;
(b) culturing the cells obtained in step (a) in a medium comprising a retinoic acid receptor agonist, a hedgehog signaling inhibitor and noggin;
(c) culturing the cells obtained in step (b) in a medium comprising a TGF-? type I activin receptor-like kinase-4/-5/-7 inhibitor and noggin; and
(d) culturing the cells obtained in step (c) in a medium comprising GLP-1 receptor agonist and nicotinamide to produce insulin-producing cells,
wherein the concentration of the noggin in steps (b) and (c) is at least 200 ng/ml or more.
US Pat. No. 10,457,661

METHOD OF RECOVERING LACTIDE

TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD., T...

1. A method of recovering lactide comprising throwing a polylactic acid and a depolymerization catalyst into an extruder, melt-kneading the polylactic acid and the depolymerization catalyst together in said extruder, feeding said melt-kneaded product thereof from said extruder into a vent chamber maintained under a reduced pressure, depolymerizing the polylactic acid in said vent chamber, gasifying the formed lactide therein, and recovering the gasified lactide from said vent chamber, whereinthe melt-kneaded product of the polylactic acid and the depolymerization catalyst melt-kneaded in the extruder are fed into said vent chamber through a discharge port of said extruder;
the temperature in said extruder is set so that the temperature of said melt-kneaded product is not higher than 270° C. at said discharge port; and
an interior of said vent chamber is set so that the pressure is not higher than 8 kPaA and the temperature is 250 to 330° C. wherein an extrusion screw of the extruder does not extend into the vent chamber.
US Pat. No. 10,457,920

STABILIZED HUMICOLA LANUGINOSA LIPASE VARIANTS IN WATER-SOLUBLE FILMS

MONOSOL LLC, Merrillvill...

1. A water-soluble film comprising a variant of a parent lipase, which variant has lipase activity, has at least 60% but less than 100% sequence identity with SEQ ID NO: 2,and comprises substitutions at positions corresponding to T231R+N233R and at least one or more of D96E, D111A, D254S, G163K, P256T, G91T and G38A of SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,457,921

LIPASE VARIANTS AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

1. A variant of a parent lipase, wherein the variant has at least 90% but less than 100% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 2, has lipase activity, comprises a substitution at position 92 and/or 96; and remains unaltered at positions 231, 233 and 254 of SEQ ID NO: 2;wherein the substitution at position 92 is Asp or Lys; and
wherein the substitution at position 96 is IIe, Leu or Thr.
US Pat. No. 10,457,927

MULTIPROTEASE THERAPEUTICS FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Dublin City University, ...

1. A nucleic acid having a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having a Clostridium botulinum translocation activity, a Clostridium botulinum cell surface binding activity, a first Clostridium botulinum endopeptidase activity and a second Clostridium botulinum endopeptidase activity said nucleic acid sequence being derived from a Clostridium botulinum nucleotide sequence and comprising a single open reading frame encoding, in sequence from carboxy terminus to amino terminus:a) a Clostridium botulinum-derived binding domain comprising an HCN subdomain and an HCC subdomain,
b) a Clostridium botulinum-derived translocation domain,
c) a Clostridium botulinum-derived first endopeptidase domain,
d) and a Clostridium botulinum-derived second endopeptidase domain different from said first endopeptidase domain,wherein, upon expression, each of said first endopeptidase domain and said second endopeptidase domain has a different selective proteolytic activity against a SNARE protein, and wherein said first and second domains endopeptidase are proteolytically active and recognize different amino acid cleavage sites in a SNARE protein.
US Pat. No. 10,457,928

PROTEASE VARIANTS HAVING AN IMPROVED WASHING PERFORMANCE

1. A protease comprising a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence with at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 and having an Asp residue at position 97 and a Glu residue at position 99 wherein numbering is according to SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,456,390

COMBINATIONS COMPRISING MABA COMPOUNDS AND CORTICOSTEROIDS

Almirall, S.A., Barcelon...

1. A combination comprising (a) a corticosteroid chosen from budesonide, mometasone furoate, fluticasone propionate and fluticasone furoate and (b) a dual muscarinic antagonist-?2 adrenergic agonist compound, wherein the dual muscarinic antagonist-?2 adrenergic agonist compound is trans-4-[{3-[5-({[(2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(8-hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydroquinolin-5-yl)ethyl]amino}methyl)-1H-1,2,3-benzotriazol-1-yl]propyl}(methyl)amino]cyclohexyl hydroxy(di-2-thienyl)acetate saccharinate, wherein the combination is in a form for inhalation by a patient, andwherein the combination of the (a) corticosteroid and (b) dual muscarinic antagonist-?2 adrenergic agonist is in a ratio by weight of (b) to (a) in a range chosen from 1:100 to 1000:1.
US Pat. No. 10,457,937

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MICRO-ISOLATION, EXTRACTION, AND/OR ANALYSIS OF MICROSCALE COMPONENTS IN AN ARRAY

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A method of barcoding a sample having a target gene sequence, comprising:providing at least one gene primer pair formed by a gene forward primer and a gene reverse primer and at least one barcode primer pair formed by a barcode forward primer and a barcode reverse primer,
wherein the barcode forward primer comprises a first barcode a first bridge sequence at a 3? end region of the barcode forward primer and a forward additional sequence at a 5? end region of the barcode forward primer the forward additional sequence specific to a well barcode, the well barcode associated to and identifying a well on a support, the barcode reverse primer comprises a second barcode, a second bridge sequence at a 3? end region of the barcode reverse primer and a reverse additional sequence at a 5? end region of the barcode reverse primer the reverse additional sequence specific to a well barcode, the well barcode associated to and identifying a well on a support, and
wherein the gene forward primer and the gene reverse primer each comprises a sequence at a 3? end region complementary to a portion of the target gene sequence; the gene forward primer further comprising the first bridge sequence at a 5? end region of the gene forward primer and the gene reverse primer further comprising the second bridge sequence at a 5? of the gene reverse primer;
combining the sample with the at least one gene primer pair and the at least one barcode primer pair to form a mixture; and
performing polynucleotide amplification reaction with the mixture to yield at least one amplicon comprising the first barcode, the second barcode and the target sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,455,886

EPOXIDISED NATURAL RUBBER BASED BLEND FOR ANTISTATIC FOOTWEAR APPLICATION

LEMBAGA GETAH MALAYSIA, ...

1. A method for preparation of epoxidized natural rubber based blend for antistatic footwear application and manufacturing comprising: epoxidized natural rubber, carbon blacks, antioxidants, processing oils, processing waxes and vulcanisation agents wherein the method comprises the steps of:(a) adding epoxidized natural rubber to an internal mechanical mixing device;
(b) mixing of epoxidized natural rubber with carbon blacks, processing oils, processing waxes, and antioxidants by using the internal mechanical mixing device to produce masterbatch;
(c) discharge of the masterbatch from the internal mechanical mixing device;
(d) mixing of masterbatch with vulcanisation agents by using an open milling device to produce blend;
(e) discharging the blend from the open milling device; and
(f) vulcanisation of the blend by heating or microwave.
US Pat. No. 10,457,939

NEUROPROTECTIVE MOLECULES AND METHODS OF TREATING NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND INDUCING STRESS GRANULES

1. A neuroprotective molecule consisting of:(i) a sequence of 25-35 contiguous nucleotides that is identical to a contiguous sequence between nucleotide 1 and nucleotide 50 of a mature human transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) having a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 10 and 58-62, wherein a first nucleotide of the 25-35 contiguous nucleotides corresponds to nucleotide position 1 of the mature human tRNA sequence; at least part of the sequence of 25-35 contiguous nucleotides forms a D-loop stem structure;
(ii) optionally a 5? monophosphate, one or more modified nucleotides, and/or one or more modifications in a phosphate backbone in the nucleotide(s) in (i) of the neuroprotective molecule; and
(iii) optionally a 5?-protective group and/or a 3?-protective group;
wherein at least four contiguous nucleotides in (i) of the neuroprotective molecule at the 5?-end are guanosine deoxyribonucleotides; and the neuroprotective molecule is capable of decreasing protein translation in a rabbit reticulocyte assay.
US Pat. No. 10,456,401

THERAPEUTIC METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A method to improve erection hardness, erection maintenance, frequency of intercourse, partner satisfaction, or overall satisfaction with sexual health in a male human comprising administering (1) PDE5 inhibitor selected from the group consisting of sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil, and (2) piperine, to the male human.
US Pat. No. 10,457,942

EXOSOMES AND MICRO-RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION

Cedars-Sinai Medical Cent...

1. A method for producing a therapeutic composition comprising:harvesting a population of exosomes from cardiospheres or cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) wherein said exosomes comprise microRNAs mir-210 and miR-146a.
US Pat. No. 10,456,404

TARGETING CGMP-RELATED PHOSPHODIESTERASES TO REDUCE CYST FORMATION IN CYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE, AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS

Indiana University Resear...

1. A method for preventing the progression of and/or treating a cystic kidney disease in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering an effective amount of at least one phosphodiesterase inhibitor, at least one pharmaceutically effective phosphodiesterase inhibitor prodrug, at least one pharmaceutically active phosphodiesterase inhibitor metabolite, or a combination thereof to the subject, wherein the phosphodiesterase inhibitor and the pharmaceutically active phosphodiesterase inhibitor metabolite individually inhibits at least one phosphodiesterase selected from the group consisting of: phosphodiesterase type 5; phosphodiesterase type 6; and phosphodiesterase type 9, and the pharmaceutically effective phosphodiesterase inhibitor prodrug is convertible to an active inhibitor of at least one phosphodiesterase selected from the group consisting of: phosphodiesterase type 5; phosphodiesterase type 6; and phosphodiesterase type 9.
US Pat. No. 10,457,943

ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER STEM CELLS

Andes Biotechnologies Glo...

1. A method for treating or suppressing metastatic cancer in an individual comprising administering to the individual an effective amount of one or more oligonucleotide complementary to a human non-coding chimeric mitochondrial RNA molecule comprising:a. an antisense 16S mitochondrial ribosomal RNA covalently linked at its 5? end to the 3? end of a polynucleotide with an inverted repeat sequence or
b. a sense 16S mitochondrial ribosomal RNA covalently linked at its 5? end to the 3? end of a polynucleotide with an inverted repeat sequence,
wherein the one or more oligonucleotide is able to hybridize with the chimeric mitochondrial RNA molecules to form a stable duplex,
wherein the metastatic cancer is selected from the group consisting of bladder cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, liver and bile duct cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, oral cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, pharynx cancer, prostate cancer, renal cancer, testicular cancer, and thyroid cancer, and
wherein the individual has been previously treated for cancer with a therapy.
US Pat. No. 10,456,406

USE OF A PPAR-? AGONIST FOR REDUCING LOSS OF MUSCLE STRENGTH, MUSCLE MASS, OR TYPE I MUSCLE FIBERS IN AN IMMOBILIZED LIMB

VTV THERAPEUTICS LLC, Hi...

1. A method of treating muscle atrophy in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need thereof (E)-[4-[3-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-[4-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propynyl]phenyl]allyloxy]-2-methyl-phenoxy]acetic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,456,412

LIPID EXTRACTION PROCESSES

Aker BioMarine Antarctic ...

1. A high-efficiency process for extracting lipids from a krill biomass comprising:mixing said krill biomass with a protic solvent having a concentration of from 90% to 97% at a temperature of from about 5° C. to about 65° C. to provide a solvent and krill biomass mixture, wherein said krill biomass is selected from the group consisting of cooked krill meals and krill hydrolysate meals,
separating a crude lipid solution from the solvent and krill biomass mixture, wherein about 70 to 90% w/w of the total available lipids in the krill biomass are extracted;
desalting said crude lipid solution;
fractionating said desalted crude lipid solution by adjusting the dry matter content of said crude lipid solution to from about 10% to 40% while maintaining the concentration of the protic solvent at from about 65% to 98% and holding said solution at about 0° C. to about 20° C. so that phospholipids in said solution partition into a light phase and neutral lipids in said solution partition into a heavy phase; and
separating said heavy and light phases.
US Pat. No. 10,457,952

ISOLATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES, AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR IMPROVING PLANT PROPERTIES

Evogene Ltd., Rohovot (I...

1. A method of increasing abiotic stress tolerance, yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, and/or nitrogen use efficiency of a plant, comprising over-expressing within the plant a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 512 as compared to a native plant of the same species which is grown under the same growth conditions, wherein said polypeptide is over-expressed by introducing into the plant a heterologous polynucleotide encoding said polypeptide, wherein said amino acid sequence increases the abiotic stress tolerance, yield, biomass, growth rate, vigor, and/or nitrogen use efficiency of the plant.
US Pat. No. 10,456,415

OLIGONUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUES INCORPORATING 5-AZA-CYTOSINE THEREIN

ASTEX PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating a condition, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically-effective amount of a dinucleotide analogue, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, wherein the dinucleotide analogue, or the pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, is of the formula: 5?-DpG-3? or 5?-GpD-3?, wherein D is decitabine; p is a phospholinker; and G is deoxyguanosine, wherein the number of phosphorus atoms in the phospholinker is one, wherein the linker is not a phosphorothioate linker.
US Pat. No. 10,456,416

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING MICROBES

Plurogen Therapeutics, LL...

1. A composition for treating a microbial infection consisting essentially of:a poloxamer at a concentration ranging from about 45 to about 55% w/w, the poloxamer consisting essentially of poloxamer 127, poloxamer 188, poloxamer 237, poloxamer 335, poloxamer 407 and combinations thereof,
glycerin at a concentration ranging from about 1 to about 3% w/w,
a preservative at a concentration ranging from about 0.1 to about 2% w/w,
a pH adjuster, and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,456,424

PANCREATIC ENDOCRINE CELLS AND METHODS THEREOF

Janssen Biotech, Inc., H...

1. A method for generating human pancreatic endocrine cells, comprising differentiating pancreatic endoderm cells into pancreatic endocrine cells by culturing the pancreatic endoderm cells with a medium supplemented with Exendin-4, then removing the medium supplemented with Exendin-4 and subsequently culturing the cells in medium supplemented with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), Exendin-1 and insulin growth factor (IGF)-1.
US Pat. No. 10,456,425

CONDITIONED MEDIUM OF LIVER PROGENITOR CELLS

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DE...

1. A cell free pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically effective amount of a mixture comprising hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 8 (IL-8), macrophage stimulating protein (MSP), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent, wherein the VEGF is present at a concentration ranging from 10 to 400 ng/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,456,428

METHOD OF TREATING PSORIASIS

GENMONT BIOTECH INC., Ta...

1. A method, of treating psoriasis, comprising:administrating to subject in need thereof, an effective amount of a composition comprising Lactobacillus paracasei GMNL-653 and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the Lactobacillus paracasei GMNL-653 is deposited in the China Center for Type Culture Collection (CCTCC) with an accession number of CCTCC M2016226 on 25 Apr. 2016, wherein the Lactobacillus paracasei GMNL-653 has an ability to inhibit the formation of cytokine IL-17 and an ability to inhibit the formation of cytokine IL-6.
US Pat. No. 10,457,712

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES AND SCAFFOLDS THEREOF FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST COLORECTAL CARCINOMA (CRC) AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. An expression vector expressing a nucleic acid encoding a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of GLIDEVMVL (SEQ ID NO: 22) or FLDANGHFV (SEQ ID NO: 23).
US Pat. No. 10,457,968

MODIFIED TYPE A DNA POLYMERASES

Kapa Biosystems, Inc., W...

1. A modified Taq DNA polymerase that:(i) has an amino acid sequence that has at least 95% amino acid sequence identity with wild type Taq DNA polymerase set out in SEQ ID NO.:1, but includes a substitution relative to SEQ ID NO: 1 at a position corresponding to position 507 of SEQ ID NO.:1, which substitution is E507K; and
(ii) has polymerase activity in catalyzing DNA template-directed synthesis of a DNA polynucleotide, which activity has increased salt-tolerance relative to the wild type Taq DNA polymerase of SEQ ID NO.:1.
US Pat. No. 10,456,431

TREATMENT OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION

Vedanta Biosciences, Inc....

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a purified bacterial mixture consisting of bacterial strains comprising 16S rDNA sequences of at least 97% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 14, SEQ ID NO: 15, SEQ ID NO: 16, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO:20, and SEQ ID NO:21; and one or more enteric polymers; wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises between 1×107 and 1×1010 colony forming units (CFUs) per bacterial strain; and wherein the pharmaceutical composition is in the form of a capsule.
US Pat. No. 10,457,714

ACYLATED GLUCAGON ANALOGUES


wherein:
X2 is selected from Aib, Ala, D-Ala, Ser, N-Me-Ser, Ac3c, Ac4c and Ac5c; and
X3 is selected from Gln and His;
P2 is absent or is a sequence of 1-20 amino acid units independently selected from the group consisting of Ala, Leu, Ser, Thr, Tyr, Cys, Glu, Lys, Arg, Dbu, Dpr and Orn;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and
? is a residue of Lys, Arg, Orn or Cys in which the side chain is conjugated to a substituent having the formula —Z2—Z1;
—Z1 is a fatty chain having a polar group at one end of the chain and connected via a bond to Z2 at the end of the chain distal from the polar group, and
wherein —Z1 is selected from carboxyphenoxynonanoyl, 13-carboxy-tridecanoyl, 15-carboxy-pentadecanoyl and 17-carboxy-heptadecanoyl-; and
—Z2— is a spacer selected from:
isoGlu, isoGlu-Peg3-Peg3, isoGlu-Peg4-Peg4, Peg3-Peg3-isoGlu, isoGlu-Gly-Ser-Gly-Ser-Gly-Gly (isoGlu-GSGSGG), and Ala-Ala-Peg3-Peg3 (AA-Peg3-Peg3);
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,457,715

OPTOGENETIC PROBES FOR MEASURING MEMBRANE POTENTIAL

President and Fellows of ...

1. A polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide having at least 80% identity to SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the polypeptide comprises, relative to SEQ ID NO: 1, at leasta first substitution mutation selected from the group consisting of D95Q and D106H; and
a second substitution mutation selected from the group consisting of P60S, T80S, and F161V.
US Pat. No. 10,456,433

SUPPRESSIVE AGENT FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, PROPHYLACTIC AGENT FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, AND FOOD FOR SUPPRESSING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

euglena Co., Ltd., Tokyo...

1. A method of treating a human suffering from rheumatoid arthritis comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of Euglena to said human to effectively treat the rheumatoid arthritis in said human.
US Pat. No. 10,456,434

EXTRACTS OBTAINED FROM CELL LINE CULTURES FROM PLANTS BELONGING TO THE OLEACEAE FAMILY (E.G. SYRINGA VULGARIS), THEIR PREPARATION AND USE

CRODA ITALIANA S. P. A., ...

1. A method of treating one of juvenile acne, diseases of the prostate, and hair loss in a human or animal subject, the method comprising:orally administering an effective amount of verbascoside and/or isoverbascoside to induce anti-lipoxygenase and/or anti-5-alpha reductase action in the subject, wherein the administered effective amount is between 0.1 mg and 2 g per day for a period of time between 1 and 120 days.
US Pat. No. 10,457,973

METHOD FOR RAPIDLY DETERMINING EFFECTIVE STERILIZATION, DEIMMUNIZATION, AND/OR DISINFECTION

representative of an infectious agent potentially contaminating the equipment and/or the supplies to be sterilized, deimmunized, and/or disinfected by the device;subjecting the defined surrogate protein having the predetermined sequence to sterilization, deimmunization, or disinfection; and
determining the effectiveness of the sterilization, deimmunization, and/or disinfection by determining if the defined surrogate protein having the predetermined sequence has been destroyed, wherein the sterilization, deimmunization, and/or disinfection occurs when the defined surrogate protein has been fragmented to yield a negative result in a protein analysis procedure.
US Pat. No. 10,457,718

COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

Rheinisch-Westfaelische T...

1. An isolated polypeptide having a growth inhibitory effect on human cancer cells, wherein said polypeptide consists of SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,457,720

ROBUST ANTIBODY PURIFICATION

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A method for the separation of host cell proteins, antibody fragments and low molecular weight substances from solutions containing antibodies, said method comprising:contacting a solution containing antibodies with a hydrophobic chromatography material for a period of time whereby the antibodies stay in solution and host cell proteins, antibody fragments and low molecular weight substances are adsorbed by the hydrophobic chromatography material,
wherein said hydrophobic chromatography material is a particulate material consisting of polystyrene or poly(ethyl)styrene, which is cross-linked with copolymer of divinylbenzene and ethyleneglycol methacrylate in a ratio of 98:2 up to 10:90% by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,456,438

COMPOSITION FOR TREATING PRURITUS

1. A composition for treating itching, burning and discomfort of the skin and/or mucous membranes of the perianal and vaginal regions, the composition consisting essentially of Aloe barbadensis leaf gel, deionized water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, glycerin stearate, Hamamelis virginiana extract, Helianthus annus seed oil, PEG-100 stearate, petrolatum, phenoxyethanol, stearyl alcohol, tocopheryl acetate, propanediol and hydrocortisone.
US Pat. No. 10,457,978

CYCLOPENTANE-PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of detecting HIV-1 RNA in a solution obtained from a tissue or blood sample obtained from a human patient, the method comprising(a) providing a solution of HIV-1 RNA isolated from the tissue or blood sample,
(b) contacting the solution with a PNA capture probe and a PNA reporter probe; wherein
(i) the PNA capture probe comprises at least two trans-cyclopentanes and 15 nucleobases;
(ii) the PNA reporter probe comprises 6-30 biotin groups and 12 nucleobases, wherein the biotin groups are each attached to the PNA reporter probe via at least one mPEG (8-amino-3,6-dioxaoctanoic acid) linker group;
(iii) the PNA capture probe is bound to a surface at a N-terminus via covalent binding to form a surface-bound PNA capture probe, wherein the surface is a well of a multiwell plate comprising a polystyrene surface having a surface-attached quinone moiety comprising a (poly)ethyleneglycol-linker-attached electrophilic moiety, wherein the electrophilic moiety is reactive with amino groups; and
(iv) the PNA capture probe and the PNA reporter probe each comprise a nucleobase sequence that is complementary to different non-overlapping portions of the HIV-1 RNA;
(d) washing the surface-bound PNA capture probe;
(e) contacting the surface-bound PNA capture probe with horseradish peroxidase-avidin-conjugate or horseradish peroxidase-streptavidin-conjugate to form a complex;
(f) contacting the complex with tetramethylbenzidine and peroxide; and
(g) determining an emergence of an absorbance of visible light at a wavelength of 652 nm spectrometrically or determining an appearance of a blue color by visual observation, wherein the emergence of absorbance or the appearance of the blue color indicates the presence of a complex formed from the surface-bound PNA capture probe, the PNA reporter probe, the horseradish peroxidase-avidin-conjugate or horseradish peroxidase-streptavidin-conjugate, and the HIV-1 RNA, wherein the emergence of the absorbance of visible light at a wavelength of 652 nm or appearance of the blue color arises from oxidation of tetramethylbenzidine by horseradish peroxidase-avidin-conjugate or horseradish peroxidase-streptavidin-conjugate present in the complex;
wherein the presence of the HIV-1 RNA in the tissue or blood sample permits the detection of HIV in the patient,
wherein the HIV-1 RNA is detected when 5 to 100 copies of the HIV-1 RNA are present in the solution being tested.
US Pat. No. 10,457,981

HYBRIDIZATION BUFFERS

Abbott Molecular Inc., D...

1. A hybridization buffer composition comprising, by weight, about 29.1% dextran sulfate, about 0.23% sodium citrate, about 0.45% sodium chloride, about 34.2% formamide, about 12.3% guanidinium thiocyanate, and about 23.7% water.
US Pat. No. 10,456,444

PIRIN POLYPEPTIDE AND IMMUNE MODULATION

4D PHARMA RESEARCH LIMITE...

1. A composition comprising an effective unit dose of an isolated pirin-related polypeptide of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, wherein said isolated polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to the polypeptide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 as determined by a sequence alignment performed using a Basic Local Alignment Search Tool algorithm with a gap open penalty of 0, a gap extension penalty of 0, and a Blocks Substitution Matrix of 62, wherein the isolated pirin-related polypeptide is encapsulated as an enterically resistant capsule for delivery to the intestine.
US Pat. No. 10,456,445

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMMUNOMODULATION

1. A method of suppressing allograft rejection, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a Semaphorin 3F (Sema3F) agonist to an allograft recipient, whereby immune rejection of the allograft is suppressed, anda. wherein the Sema3F agonist is a Sema3F polypeptide that binds to a Sema3F receptor, or
b. wherein the Sema3F agonist is a nucleic acid encoding a Sema3F polypeptide that binds to a Sema3F receptor.
US Pat. No. 10,457,728

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PAIN

MedImmune Limited, Cambr...

1. A binding molecule comprising an NGF antagonist domain and a TNF? antagonist domain, wherein the NGF antagonist domain comprises an anti-NGF antibody or fragment thereof; wherein the TNF? antagonist domain comprises a soluble, TNF?-binding fragment of TNFR-2; wherein the anti-NGF antibody or fragment thereof comprises a VH domain comprising a set of CDRs HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3 and a VL domain comprising a set of CDRs LCDR1, LCDR2 and LCDR3, wherein the HCDR1 has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, the HCDR2 has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5, the HCDR3 has the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 6, 11 or 12, the LCDR1 has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8, the LCDR2 has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9, and the LCDR3 has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10; wherein a cysteine is present in the VH domain at the amino acid corresponding to amino acid position 44 of SEQ ID NO: 94; and wherein a cysteine is present in the VL domain at the amino acid corresponding to amino acid position 103 of SEQ ID NO: 95.
US Pat. No. 10,456,958

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SYNTHETIC LEATHER AND SYNTHETIC LEATHER PRODUCED BY THE SAME

Soon Kie Jung, Glen Sadd...

1. A method for producing synthetic leather, the method comprising:(a) a first coating process of knife-coating a release paper with a first coating liquid including a first silicone rubber having a viscosity of 100 Pa·s or more, an elongation of 300% or more, and a shore A hardness of 50 or more;
(b) a second coating process of knife-coating the release paper coated with the first coating liquid with a second coating liquid including a second silicone rubber having a viscosity of 100 Pa·s or more, an elongation of 300% or more, and a shore A hardness of less than 50;
(c) a bonding process of bonding the release paper coated with the second coating liquid with a fabric, followed by drying and curing; and
(d) a separation process of separating the release paper from the coated fabric bonded onto the release paper.
US Pat. No. 10,458,500

FRICTION MATERIAL

Nisshinbo Brake Inc., To...

1. A friction material which is a non-asbestos-organic friction material utilized for a disc brake pad, which is manufactured by forming a non-asbestos organic friction material composition that does not contain a copper component, whereinsaid friction material composition contains
4-12 weight % of a binder relative to the total amount of the friction material composition, said binder consists of one or any combination of two or more items selected from the group consisting of a straight phenolic resin, a cashew oil modified phenolic resin, a silicone oil modified phenolic resin, an elastomer modified phenolic resin, an aralkyl modified phenolic resin, an elastomer dispersed phenolic resin, and a fluoropolymer dispersed phenolic resin,
7-35 weight % of a titanate relative to the total amount of the friction material composition,
0.5-10 weight % of a resilient graphitic carbon particle relative to the total amount of the friction material composition as a carbon type lubricant,
1-15 weight % of a ferrous sulfide relative to the total amount of the friction material composition as a metal sulfide type lubricant, and
1-10 weight % of an inorganic friction modifier, said modifier is one or any combination of two or more items selected from the group consisting of an alloy particle mainly containing aluminum, and an alloy fiber mainly containing aluminum relative to the total amount of the friction material composition as an inorganic friction modifier.
US Pat. No. 10,456,451

PROTEASE-RESISTANT MUTANTS OF STROMAL CELL DERIVED FACTOR-1 IN THE REPAIR OF TISSUE DAMAGE


wherein
X3 is any amino acid;
X4 is serine or valine;
X5 is leucine, praline, threonine, or valine; and
X6 is any amino acid residue,
and wherein
(a) Xp is a proteinogenic amino acid(s) or a protease protective organic group and p is any integer from 1 to 4;
(b) said mSDF-1 maintains chemoattractant activity for T cells and is inactivated by matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), leukocyte elastase, and/or cathepsin G at a rate that is at least 50% less than the rate of inactivation of native SDF-1;
(c) said Xp-mSDF-1 maintains chemoattractant activity for T cells, is inactivated by dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) at a rate that is at least 50% less than the rate at which native SDF-1 is inactivated, and is inactivated by MMP-2, MMP-9, leukocyte elastase, and/or cathepsin Gat a rate that is at least 50% less than the rate of inactivation of native SDF-1; and
(d) said mSDF-1 or Xp-mSDF-1 peptide does not comprise the amino acid sequence of at least amino acids 1-8 of SEQ ID NO: 52, SEQ ID NO: 56, SEQ ID NO: 60, or SEQ ID NOs: 65-67.
US Pat. No. 10,457,734

IGF-1R ANTIBODY AND ITS USE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER

PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT, ...

1. An IGF-1R antibody, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, said antibody comprising:i) a heavy chain comprising the following three CDRs, respectively CDR-H1 of sequence SEQ ID No. 1, CDR-H2 of sequence SEQ ID No. 2 and CDR-H3 of sequence SEQ ID No. 3; and
ii) a light chain comprising the following three CDRs, respectively CDR-L1 of sequence SEQ ID No. 4, CDR-L2 of sequence SEQ ID No. 5 and CDR-L3 of sequence SEQ ID No. 6.
US Pat. No. 10,457,736

BINDING AGENTS

ULTRAHUMAN ONE LIMITED, ...

1. An antibody molecule that specifically binds to human glucocorticoid-induced TNF receptor (GITR) or an antigen-binding portion thereof, wherein the antibody molecule or antigen-binding portion comprises:(a) a heavy chain variable region comprising a HCDR1 of SEQ ID NO:29, a HCDR2 of SEQ ID NO:26, a HCDR3 of SEQ ID NO:31; and a light chain variable region comprising a LCDR1 of SEQ ID NO:32, a LCDR2 of SEQ ID NO:33, a LCDR3 of SEQ ID NO:34; or
(b) a heavy chain variable region comprising a HCDR1 of SEQ ID NO:29, a HCDR2 of SEQ ID NO:26, a HCDR3 of SEQ ID NO:31; and a light chain variable region comprising a LCDR1 of SEQ ID NO:32, a LCDR2 of SEQ ID NO:44, a LCDR3 of SEQ ID NO:34.
US Pat. No. 10,457,993

BIOMARKER RNF6 FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

The Chinese University of...

1. A method for assessing risk for colon cancer, comprising the steps of:(a) performing a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to determine RNF6 level in a colon tissue sample taken from a human subject, wherein the RNF6 level is genomic RNF6 level or RNF6 mRNA level, and wherein a primer comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 or 2 is used in the PCR;
(b) comparing the RNF6 level obtained in step (a) with a standard control level obtained from a non-cancer colon tissue sample; and
(c) determining the subject, who has an increased RNF6 level compared with the standard control level, as having an increased risk for colon cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,456,460

VACCINE COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF ZIKA VIRUS

Variation Biotechnologies...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a virus-like particle (VLP) comprising:a first polypeptide that is a fusion protein comprising an N-terminal portion of a gag protein found in murine leukemia virus (MLV) fused upstream of a modified NS1 protein found in zika virus (ZIKV), said fusion protein having at least 95% identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:19;
a second polypeptide having an amino acid sequence with at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 10; and
a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,456,466

ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODY

Zhuhai Essex Bio-Pharmace...

1. An anti-VEGF antibody or fragment thereof, wherein the antibody or fragment thereof comprises a heavy chain variable region, wherein the heavy chain variable region comprises:CDR1, CDR2 and CDR3 as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2 and SEQ ID NO: 3 respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,457,750

THERMOSET FOAMS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME FROM REDUCING SUGARS AND AMINES

SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER, Cou...

1. A process for manufacturing a solid thermoset foam, comprising the following successive stages:(a) making available an expandable and thermosetting composition containing:
a first reactant chosen from reducing sugars,
a second reactant chosen from primary amines, primary amine acid addition salts, secondary amines, secondary amine acid addition salts, and ammonium salts of formula Rn?(NH4+)n where n is an integer at least equal to 1 and Rn? represents a residue of an organic or inorganic acid,
the expandable and thermosetting composition containing less than 50% by weight of water,
(b) introducing the expandable and thermosetting composition into a mold or applying the expandable and thermosetting composition on a support so as to form a film having a thickness at least equal to 1 mm,
(c) heating the expandable and thermosetting composition to a temperature at least equal to 140° C., so as to react the first reactant with the second reactant and to form, by polymerization and chemical foaming, a block of solid thermoset foam.
US Pat. No. 10,460,832

EXACT HAPLOTYPE RECONSTRUCTION OF F2 POPULATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A system for generating an agglomerate data structure that reduces computation time of one or more information processing systems when reconstructing haplotypes from genotype data in a model-free setting, the system comprising:a memory;
a processor communicatively to the memory; and
a reconstruction circuit communicatively coupled to the memory and processor, the reconstruction circuit:
electronically communicating with at least one external information processing system;
electronically receiving, based on electronically communicating with the at least one external information processing system, a set of progeny genotype data, the set of progeny genotype data comprising n progenies encoded with m biallelic genetic markers, where each of the n progenies are full siblings, wherein each of the m biallelic genetic markers comprises two values, and wherein a combination of each of the m biallelic genetic markers associated with a progeny represents a genotype sequence of the progeny comprising at least a chromosome segment;
constructing, by based on the set of progeny genotype data, an agglomerate data structure comprising a collection of sets of haplotype sequences characterizing the n progenies in terms of first and second sets of parent haplotypes, wherein each set of haplotype sequences comprises a number of observable crossovers equal to the total minimum number of observable crossovers in the n progenies;
reducing computation time of the one or more information processing systems when reconstructing haplotypes from genotype data in a model-free setting by constructing the agglomerate data structure in linear time, wherein constructing the agglomerate data structure in linear time comprises:
electronically transforming the set of progeny genotype data into a data structure, the data structure encoding the set of progeny genotype data where the encoding represents each of n progenies in the set of progeny genotype data as one row in a plurality of rows of the data structure and represents each of m biallelic genetic markers in the set of progeny genotype data as one column in a plurality of columns of the data, wherein the encoding further orders the plurality of columns corresponding to an order of the m biallelic genetic markers;
electronically accessing the set of progeny genotype data within the data structure;
identifying, based on electronically accessing the set of progeny genotype data, a first set of parent haplotypes associated with a first parent of the n progenies and a second set of parent haplotypes associated with a second parent of the n progenies, the identifying comprising
splitting the data structure into a first parental data structure and a second parental data structure by transforming a set of data representing genetic contributions for each of a first parent and a second parent of the n progenies and inferring any missing genotype data for one or more of at least one of the n progenies parents, the first parent, or the second parent wherein the transforming comprises utilizing a set of monotonic state transitions that systematically transform the set of data into the first parental data structure and the second parental data structure each comprising different data than the set of data, wherein the first parental data structure encodes haplotypes of a first parent of the n progenies and the second parental data structure encodes haplotypes of a second parent of the n progenies, where the first set of parent haplotypes is identified from the first parental data structure and the second set of parent haplotypes is identified from the second parental data structure;
determining a total minimum number of observable crossovers in the n progenies based on data within the first parental data structure and a second parental data structure;
constructing, based on the set of progeny genotype data and the first and second sets of parent haplotypes, the agglomerate data structure comprising a collection of sets of haplotype sequences characterizing the n progenies in terms of the first and second sets of parent haplotypes, wherein each set of haplotype sequences comprises a number of observable crossovers equal to the total minimum number of observable crossovers in the n progenies; and
programming a processor of at least one information processing system utilizing the collection of sets of haplotype sequences from the agglomerate data structure to at least
analyze statistical trends regarding haplotype distribution along chromosomes to observe biases, and determine a specific form of a gene that is associated with disease susceptibility.
US Pat. No. 10,457,759

CO-DELIVERY OF CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS AND NUTRACEUTICALS

International Business Ma...

1. A loaded star polymer, comprising:a star polymer macromolecule, the star polymer comprising a crosslinked hydrophobic core covalently linked to a plurality of block polymer arms emanating from the core, wherein each arm comprises i) a hydrophobic first block linked to the core and ii) a peripheral second block linked to the first block, the second block comprising a repeat unit containing a sidechain tertiary amine group capable of undergoing protonation to form a hydrophilic tertiary ammonium ion;
a cholesterol lowering drug selected from the group consisting of simvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, and rosuvastatin, and combinations thereof; and
a nutraceutical selected from the group consisting of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), menadione, duroquinone, idebenone, decylubiquinone, and combinations thereof; wherein
the star polymer, the cholesterol lowering drug, and the nutraceutical are bound together by non-covalent interactions, and
the loaded star polymer is water-dispersible.
US Pat. No. 10,456,477

OLIGOLACTIC ACID CONJUGATES AND MICELLES WITH ENHANCED ANTICANCER EFFICACY

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. An oligolactic acid conjugate selected from the group consisting of a 7-oligolactic acid conjugate of paclitaxel or a paclitaxel derivative, a 40-oligolactic acid conjugate of rapamycin or a rapamycin derivative, and a 2?-oligolactic acid conjugate of selumetinib or a selumetinib derivative;wherein:the oligolactic acid comprises 2 to 24 lactic acid subunits;
the 7-oligolactic acid is attached through an ester linkage to the oxygen of the 7-hydroxyl of the paclitaxel or paclitaxel derivative;
the 40-oligolactic acid is attached through an ester linkage to the oxygen of the 40-hydroxyl of the rapamycin or rapamycin derivative; and
the 2?-oligolactic acid is attached through an ester linkage to the oxygen of the 2?-hydroxyl of the selumetinib or selumetinib derivative.
US Pat. No. 10,457,763

AQUEOUS POLYMER EMULSION

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A coating formed of a dried residue of a coating or paint composition comprised of an aqueous polymer emulsion comprising at least 70 wt. % of a vinyl copolymer (A) relative to the total weight amount of polymers present in the emulsion, wherein the vinyl copolymer (A) comprises:(I) from 25 to 55 wt. % of 2-octyl acrylate monomer;
(II) from 20 to 65 wt. % of dimethyl itaconate monomer; and
(III) from 0 to 55 wt. % of ethylenically unsaturated monomer other than the monomers (I) and (II), wherein
the summed amount of monomers (I), (II) and (III) is 100 wt. %, and wherein the monomer (III) comprises:
(IIIa) from 0.1 to 15 wt. % of carboxylic acid functional olefinically unsaturated monomer;
(IIIb) from 0 to 5 wt. % of olefinically unsaturated crosslinkable monomer, different from (IIIa), (IIIc) and (IIId);
(IIIc) from 0 to 5 wt. % of olefinically unsaturated wet adhesion promotor monomer, different from (IIIa), (IIIb) and (IIId);
(IIId) from 0 to 54.9 wt. % of olefinically unsaturated monomer, different from (IIIa), (IIIb) and (IIIc); wherein
wherein the amounts of (IIIa), (IIIb), (IIIc) and (IIId) are given relative to the total amount of (I), (II) and (III), and wherein
the coating exhibits improved water resistance as compared to an identical coating where a 2-ethylhexyl acrylate monomer is employed instead of the 2-octyl acrylate monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,456,742

AQUEOUS LIME SLURRY, PREPARATION PROCESS AND USES

COATEX, Genay (FR)

1. An aqueous slurry of calcium hydroxide comprising water, calcium hydroxide, and a copolymer, said slurry having a dry content of at least 40% by weight, the viscosity of said aqueous slurry as measured by a Brookfield DVIII viscometer at 10 RPM being between 25 and 1,000 mPa·s at 20° C.,wherein said copolymer consists:
of methacrylic acid monomers and/or any of its salts,
optionally of acrylic acid monomers and/or any of its salts,
of one or more monomers with the formula (I):
R—X—R?  (I)
where:
R represents a polymerizable unsaturated group,
R? represents hydrogen or an alkyl group with from 1 to 4 carbon atoms,
X represents a structure with n unit(s) of ethylene oxide EO and m unit(s) of propylene oxide PO, arranged randomly or regularly, and
m and n are independent non-zero integers and are between 1 and 150, and wherein said slurry is prepared by a process comprising:
agitating a mixture of the water and the copolymer to form an aqueous solution;
adding the calcium hydroxide in powdered form to said aqueous solution and agitating to provide an initial slurry;
applying a homogeneous shear level greater than 50,000 s?1 to the initial slurry; and
optionally, while applying said shear level to said initial slurry, adding more copolymer and/or more powdered calcium hydroxide to said initial slurry.
US Pat. No. 10,458,286

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING TETRAFLUOROPROPENE AND TETRAFLUOROETHANE; THEIR USE IN POWER CYCLES; AND POWER CYCLE APPARATUS

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

1. A method for converting heat from a heat source to mechanical energy in an organic Rankine apparatus, comprising heating a working fluid consisting essentially of E-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, and 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane, using heat supplied from the heat source; and expanding the heated working fluid to lower the pressure of the working fluid and generate mechanical energy as the pressure of the working fluid is lowered.
US Pat. No. 10,460,851

SILVER-TELLURIUM-COATED GLASS POWDER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SILVER-TELLURIUM-COATED GLASS POWDER, CONDUCTIVE PASTE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CONDUCTIVE PASTE

DOWA Electronics Material...

1. A silver-tellurium-coated glass powder comprising:a tellurium-based glass powder containing tellurium in an amount of 20% by mass or more; and
a coating layer on a surface of the tellurium-based glass powder, the coating layer containing silver and tellurium as a main component.
US Pat. No. 10,457,786

BIAXIALLY-STRETCHED FILM AND ETHYLENE POLYMER COMPOSITION

PRIME POLYMER CO., LTD., ...

1. A biaxially-stretched film obtained from an ethylene polymer composition (E) comprising an ethylene polymer component (A) fulfilling requirements described below and an ethylene polymer component (B) fulfilling requirements described below,wherein a weight fraction [WA] of the ethylene polymer component (A) is 0.50 or more and 0.87 or less, and a weight fraction [WB] of the ethylene polymer
component (B) is 0.13 or more and 0.50 or less provided that WA and WB total 1.0,
wherein the ethylene polymer component (A) comprises an ethylene polymer (a) and fulfills requirements (A-1) to (A-3) described below:
(A-1) Melt flow rate (MFRA) at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kg is not less than 0.1 g/10 min and not more than 3 g/10 min;
(A-2) Density (DA) is 907 kg/m3 or more and 940 kg/m3 or less; and
(A-3) Ratio [?]/Mw0.776 of intrinsic viscosity measured in decalin at 135° C. [[?](dl/g)] to weight average molecular weight measured by GPC-viscometry (GPC-VISCO) to the power 0.776 (Mw0.776) is not less than 1.90×10?4 and not more than 2.80×10?4, and
wherein the ethylene polymer component (B) is a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having 4 to 10 carbon atoms and fulfills requirements (B-1) to (B-5) described below:
(B-1) Melt flow rate (MFRB) at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kg is not less than 0.01 g/10 min and not more than 30 g/10 min;
(B-2) Density (DB) is 915 kg/m3 or more and 939 kg/m3 or less;
(B-3) Sum of the number of methyl branches [Me(/1000C)] and the number of ethyl branches [Et(/1000C)] per 1000 carbon atoms in 13C-NMR analysis [(Me+Et)(/1000C)] is not more than 1.80;
(B-4) Ratio ?0/Mw6.8 of zero shear viscosity at 200° C. [?0 (P)] to weight average molecular weight measured by GPC-viscometry (GPC-VISCO) to the power 6.8 (Mw6.8) is not less than 0.03×10?30 and not more than 7.5×10?30; and
(B-5) Ratio [?]/Mw0.776 of intrinsic viscosity measured in decalin at 135° C. [[?](dl/g)] to weight average molecular weight measured by GPC-viscometry (GPC-VISCO) to the power 0.776 (Mw0.776) is not less than 0.90×10?4 and not more than 1.65×10?4,
wherein the ethylene polymer (a) is a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having 4 to 10 carbon atoms and fulfills requirements (a-1) to (a-3) described below:
(a-1) Melt flow rate (MFRa) at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kg is not less than 0.1 g/10 min and not more than 0.6 g/10 min.;
(a-2) Density (Da) is 890 kg/m3 or more and 928 kg/m3 or less; and
(a-3) (DB?Da)?1 kg/m3,
wherein the ethylene polymer component (A) comprises the ethylene polymer (a) at 40% by weight or more, an ethylene polymer (c) at 20% by weight or more and 40% by weight or less, and an ethylene polymer (d) at 10% by weight or more and 40% by weight or less,
wherein the ethylene polymer (c) is a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having 4 to 10 carbon atoms and fulfills requirements (c-1) to (c-4) described below, but does not fall within the ethylene polymer (a):
(c-1) Melt flow rate (MFRc) at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kg is not less than 30 g/10 min and not more than 60 g/10 min;
(c-2) (MFRc?MFRa)?1 g/10 min;
(c-3) Density (Dc) is 910 kg/m3 or more and 940 kg/m3 or less; and
(c-4) (Dc?Da)?1 kg/m3, and
wherein the ethylene polymer (d) is an ethylene homopolymer or a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having 3 to 10 carbon atoms and fulfills requirements (d-1) and (d-2) described below:
(d-1) Melt flow rate (MFRd) at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kg is not less than 0.1 g/10 min and not more than 1 g/10 min.; and
(d-2) Density (Dd) is 945 kg/m3 or more and 980 kg/m3 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,456,509

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE COMPOSITIONS, RESIN SYSTEMS AND ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composition comprising chlorhexidine gluconate solubilized in a hydrophobic vehicle having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of no greater than 10 as determined using the HLB Method,wherein the hydrophobic vehicle comprises two proximate hydrogen-bonding groups,
wherein at least one of the hydrogen-bonding groups is a hydrogen donor,
wherein the composition comprises no greater than 2 parts by weight hydrophilic vehicle per 1 part by weight chlorhexidine gluconate, and
wherein the hydrophobic vehicle is a monoacylglycerol.
US Pat. No. 10,457,796

POLYAMIDE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE PRODUCED THEREFROM

Lotte Advanced Materials ...

1. A polyamide resin composition comprising:a base resin comprising a polyamide having an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of about 0.9 dL/g or less, and milled glass fibers; and
carbon nanotube flakes having a size of about 1.0 mm to about 5.0 mm, wherein the carbon nanotube flakes are obtained by growing carbon nanotubes on glass fibers, followed by removing the glass fibers,
wherein the polyamide resin composition has a spiral flow length of about 110 mm to about 160 mm, as measured on a specimen obtained by injection molding the polyamide resin composition in a 0.5 mm thick spiral-shaped mold under conditions of a molding temperature of 300° C., a mold temperature of 80° C., an injection pressure of 1,500 kgf/cm2 and an injection speed of 120 mm/s,
wherein the polyamide resin composition has an amount of abrasion dust of about 0.1 mg or less, as measured after a boss and a rib manufactured using the polyamide resin composition are subjected to reciprocating motion at a rate of 50 cycles/min under a load of 2.5 kg for 2 hours, and
wherein a molded article produced from the polyamide resin composition has a surface current discharge time of about 0.1 seconds or less, as measured by a decay time method.
US Pat. No. 10,456,775

METHOD OF PREPARING ZINC FERRITE CATALYST

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preparing a zinc ferrite catalyst, the method comprising:a) dissolving a zinc precursor and an iron (III) precursor in water to prepare an aqueous metal precursor solution;
b) precipitating a solid catalyst precursor by vaporizing the water in the aqueous metal precursor solution, wherein the vaporizing is carried out at 60 to 80° C. for 2 to 4 hours using an evaporator; and
c) firing the precipitated solid catalyst precursor at a temperature from 850° C. to 1000° C. to prepare the zinc ferrite catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,460,882

ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An electrolyte solution comprising:a solvent;
a quaternary ammonium salt; and
a nitrogen-containing unsaturated cyclic compound,
the unsaturated cyclic compound being a nitrogen-containing unsaturated heterocyclic compound,
the unsaturated cyclic compound excluding salts of the unsaturated cyclic compound and ionic liquids obtainable from the unsaturated cyclic compound,
wherein the solvent contains 0.1 to 15 vol % of a sultone, a compound containing a sulfonyl group, a compound containing a sulfinyl group, a compound containing a sulfate group, or a compound containing sulfite group, and
wherein the quaternary ammonium salt is triethylmethylammonium tetrafluoroborate, tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate, or spirobipyrrolidinium tetrafluoroborate.

US Pat. No. 10,462,761

METHOD AND SS BLOCK TIME LOCATIONS AND SS BURST SET COMPOSITION FOR NR UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

13. A method of a base station (BS) for transmitting control signals in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a subcarrier spacing (SCS) for a set of synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel blocks (SBBs) based on a carrier frequency range;
generating the set of SSBs comprising a plurality of symbols in a time domain using the determined SCS;
determining a transmission window associated with the set of SSBs in the time domain, wherein the set of SSBs is confined in the transmission window;
determining a starting time and a transmission duration for each SSB of the set of SSBs that is confined in the transmission window; and
transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the set of SSBs at the determined starting time and with the determined transmission duration over downlink channels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,752

TRANSMITTING CONTENT USING GUARD BAND FREQUENCIES AT REDUCED POWER

1. A method, comprising:selecting, by a network device comprising a processor, a first frequency to use for communication with a user equipment, wherein the first frequency is within a guard band spectrum adjacent a frequency spectrum of a frequency division duplex dedicated channel or carrier or a time division duplex dedicated channel or carrier;
determining, by the network device, a transmission power level associated with the first frequency based on a determination criterion, wherein the determining the transmission power level comprises determining the transmission power level based on a difference of the first frequency relative to a second frequency in the frequency spectrum of a transmitting device; and
communicating, by the network device, information to the user equipment at the first frequency and at the transmission power level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,740

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WAKING UP A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS MODULE OF A DEVICE

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for waking up one of a plurality of 802.11-compliant radio communications modules (RCMs) of a first station, the method comprising:receiving, by the first station, a wake-up configuration from a second station;
placing, by the first station, the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs of the first station into a sleeping mode;
receiving, by the first station, a wake-up signal from the second station on an auxiliary low-power radio receiver of the first station, the auxiliary low-power radio receiver being common to each RCM of the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs;
determining, by the first station, a first RCM of the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs to wake up in accordance with the wake-up configuration;
waking up, by the first station, the first RCM from the sleeping mode to communicate with the second station;
transmitting, by the first station, an RCM wake up indicator to the second station;
detecting, by the first station, a time-out prior to receiving a response from the second station on the first RCM;
determining, by the first station, a third RCM of the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs of the first station to wake up;
waking up, by the first station, the third RCM; and
communicating, by the first station with the second station using the third RCM, after waking up the third RCM.

US Pat. No. 10,462,739

TRANSMISSIONS OF PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for controlling a signal, the UE comprising:a receiver configured to receive:
configuration information for enabling or disabling a signal transmission; and
a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) conveying a first downlink control information (DCI) format;
a decoder configured to decode the first DCI format;
a controller configured to determine whether the first DCI format is correctly decoded; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the signal or to suspend transmission of the signal according to the configuration information when the first DCI format is not correctly decoded.

US Pat. No. 10,462,734

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM WITH CARRIER NETWORK SWITCHING CONTROL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method by a wireless mobile device that supports a plurality of subscriber identification module (SIM) profiles where a first SIM profile is used to communicate with a first wireless network and a second SIM profile is used to communicate with a second wireless network, the method comprising:in response to a detected network condition change event while the wireless mobile device communicates with the first wireless network, dynamically obtaining, by the wireless mobile device, from a server in communication with the wireless mobile device, configuration information for enabling a plurality of different network switching decision modules on the wireless mobile device, wherein each network switching decision module of the plurality of different network switching decision modules on the wireless mobile device individually determines whether the wireless mobile device should switch from the first wireless network to another wireless network;
for each network switching decision module of the plurality of different network switching decision modules that are enabled by the obtained configuration information:
selectively invoking, by the wireless mobile device, the respective network switching decision module to execute a respective network switching decision algorithm that is different than the respective network switching decision algorithms executed by the other invoked network switching decision modules; and
obtaining, by the wireless mobile device, from the respective network switching decision module, respective network switching decision data generated by executing the respective network switching decision algorithm, the respective network switching decision data indicating whether the wireless mobile device should switch from the first wireless network to another wireless network;
switching, by the wireless mobile device, from the first wireless network to the second wireless network using the second SIM profile based on the network switching decision data obtained from the plurality of different invoked network switching decision modules; and
communicating, by the wireless mobile device, on the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,733

STORING WI-FI AND CELLULAR TOWER DATABASE TO ASSIST CELLULAR NETWORK SYSTEM SELECTION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of selecting a cellular network, the method comprising:storing a location database in a memory of a user equipment, the location database providing location data for one or more locations each identified by a unique identifier;
determining a last time Toff a radio of the user equipment was powered off;
powering up the radio of the user equipment at a time Ton; and
if the time lapsed between Ton and Toff is greater than a threshold, performing the steps of:
detecting a Wi-Fi signal;
obtaining a MAC address from the Wi-Fi signal;
in response to obtaining the MAC address, determining a current location of the user equipment by looking up the MAC address as the identifier in the location database, wherein the location database comprises Wi-Fi Access Point MAC addresses and corresponding cellular tower identification information including a Mobile Country Code (MCC);
reordering cellular network frequency bands based on the current location of the user equipment to define a band priority, wherein the reordering step comprises modifying the priority order of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) list or a registered PLMN (RPLMN) list in dependence on the location of the user equipment; and
selecting the cellular network frequency band based on the band priority.

US Pat. No. 10,462,728

ACCESS CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND ACCESS APPARATUS AND METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An access control apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory, coupled to the processor and configured to store computer executable program code comprising an instruction, and when the processor executes the instruction, the instruction enables the apparatus to perform the following operations:
receiving a first preamble sequence from a leader terminal in a terminal group, wherein the terminal group comprises the leader terminal and at least one member terminal, and the leader terminal is a terminal, selected from the terminals in the terminal group, contending for an access resource for the terminal group,
determining the terminal group as an acquired-terminal group according to the first preamble sequence,
sending a first acquisition indicator to terminals in the acquired-terminal group, wherein the first acquisition indicator indicates the terminals in the acquired-terminal group are allowed to further contend for the access resource,
receiving a second preamble sequence from a first terminal, wherein the first terminal is any one of the terminals in the acquired-terminal group,
determining the first terminal as an acquired terminal according to the second preamble sequence, and
sending a second acquisition indicator to the acquired terminal, wherein the second acquisition indicator indicates the acquired terminal obtains the access resource to transmit data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,725

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED DATA SPEEDS FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method performed by a mobile wireless device, comprising:transmitting, by the mobile wireless device, a request to connect to a first cell;
receiving, by the mobile wireless device, an indication to de-prioritize one or more frequencies, of a first connection frequency range, used to connect to the first cell, the indication indicating a time period for the one or more frequencies to remain de-prioritized;
determining, by the mobile wireless device, that the mobile wireless device has left a coverage area of the first cell and entered into a coverage area of a second cell prior to an expiration of the time period, and based on the determination, clearing a de-prioritization of the one or more frequencies, the first cell and the second cell being in an equivalent network; and
connecting, by the mobile wireless device, to the second cell via a non de-prioritized connection using one of the one or more frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,462,724

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING/AVOIDING CONFLICTS BETWEEN DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES SERVING USER EQUIPMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:scheduling, by a user equipment (UE), a first use of a UE resource by a first radio access technology (RAT);
scheduling, by the UE, a second use of the UE resource by a second RAT, wherein the UE is served by a current serving cell in the second RAT;
monitoring, by the UE, the scheduled first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the scheduled second use of the UE resource by the second RAT;
calculating, by the UE, a percentage of conflict between the first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the second use of the UE resource by the second RAT over a predefined period of time, wherein a conflict between the scheduled first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the scheduled second use of the UE resource by the second RAT corresponds to a period of overlap between a period of time that the first use of the UE resource by the first RAT is scheduled and a period of time that the second use of the UE resource by the second RAT is scheduled, wherein the calculating the percentage of conflict includes calculating a value representing a ratio of the period of overlap to the predefined period of time, the percentage of conflict corresponding to the calculated value;
determining that the percentage of conflict between the first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the second use of the UE resource by the second RAT over a predefined period of time exceeds a predetermined threshold; and
initiating, by the UE, a cell reselection attempt to one or more neighboring cells of a plurality of neighboring cells of the second RAT based on the determining that the percentage of conflict exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,722

DETERMINING A CORE NETWORK GATEWAY BASED ON A TRACKING AREA OR A CELL OF A USER DEVICE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more devices, geographic information,
the geographic information indicating a coverage area in which a user device is located, and
the one or more devices including a mobility management entity (MME) device;
determining, by the one or more devices and based on the geographic information, an evolved packet data gateway (ePDG) device associated with the coverage area;
determining, by the one or more devices, a priority based on geographic proximity of a tracking area or a cell of the user device to the ePDG device and based on a quantity of user devices using the ePDG device;
determining, before providing a device identifier that identifies the ePDG device, that the user device is configured to use the device identifier to access an evolved packet core via the ePDG device;
providing, by the one or more devices and to the user device, the device identifier,
the device identifier being used by the user device to access the evolved packet core; and
providing, by the one or more devices, information that indicates the priority.

US Pat. No. 10,462,720

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING EVOLVED LONG-TERM EVOLUTION NETWORK

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A first base station (BS) for handling an evolved long-term evolution (LTE) (eLTE) network for a communication device, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Request message, from the communication device;
transmitting a RRC Connection Setup message to the communication device to establish a RRC connection between the communication device and the first BS, in response to the RRC Connection Request message;
receiving a RRC Connection Setup Complete message comprising first information indicating support of eLTE, from the communication device;
receiving a User Equipment-Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (UE-EUTRA)-Capability information element (IE) from the communication device or from a core network (CN), wherein the UE-EUTRA-Capability IE comprises a second information indicating support of eLTE;
transmitting a radio bearer (RB) configuration configuring a data radio bearer (DRB) on the RRC connection, to the communication device;
communicating at least one packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) of the DRB with the communication device;
determining to initiate a handover for the communication device to a second BS;
transmitting a Handover Request message for the communication device to the second BS, in response to the determination, wherein the Handover Request message comprises the UE-EUTRA-Capability IE;
receiving a Handover Request Acknowledge message comprising a Handover Command message, from the second BS, in response to the Handover Request message; and
transmitting the Handover Command message to the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,719

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING TRANSMISSION OF A GROUP SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for establishing a bearer of group call system enabler (GCSE) data, comprising:sending, by a source base station, to a destination base station, a handover request, wherein the handover request carries a group communication identity for identifying a group communication established by a user equipment (UE) on the source base station and bearer information of the group communication;
receiving, by the source base station, from the destination base station, a handover response message including the group communication identity and bearer configuration information for configuring a bearer of the group communication between the UE and the destination base station; and
sending, by the source base station, to the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message,
wherein the RRC reconfiguration message includes the bearer configuration information for configuring the bearer of the group communication between the UE and the destination base station, and
wherein the handover response message further includes broadcast information for configuring a multicast control channel (MCCH) and multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) control information transmitting on the MCCH, in case that the destination base station sends service data of the group communication by using an MBMS bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,718

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR HANDLING AN INTRA FREQUENCY SAI LIST

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method executed in a network node of a communication network capable of transmitting a broadcasted service to user equipments, comprising:acquiring a list of Service Area Identities (SAIs), indicative of service areas capable of providing the broadcasted service to the user equipments, the list comprising at least one SAI that is currently broadcasted in a current cell and at least one SAI that is currently broadcasted in at least one neighboring cell with the same frequency as in the current cell;
modifying the list by grouping the SAIs, such that the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in a current cell is distinguishable from the at least one SAI, currently broadcasted in at least one neighboring cells with the same frequency as in the current cell, and by adding a delimiter symbol to the list, the delimiter symbol separating the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell from the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the neighboring cell, wherein the delimiter symbol is distinguishable from the SAIs of the list and is generated by any of:
duplicating a value of at least the last SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell, and placing the duplicated value next to a value that has been duplicated of the last SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell, or
applying a predefined symbol after the last SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell and before a first SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the neighboring cell, the predefined symbol used in the list only for the purpose of indicating separation of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell and the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the neighboring cell, and transmitting the modified list to the user equipments.

US Pat. No. 10,462,717

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE (IDC) INDICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:sending a measurement report to a source base station;
sending a first In-Device Coexistence (IDC) indication message to the source base station;
performing a handover to a target cell;
determining whether the first IDC message was sent to the source base station after the measurement report; and
upon determining the first IDC message was sent to the source base station after the measurement report, sending a second IDC indication message to a target base station in the target cell, the second IDC indication message including the same content as the first IDC indication message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,715

CELL RE-SELECTION PROCEDURE ASSISTANCE AND DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for assisting in a cell re-selection procedure in a cellular communication system, wherein the method comprises:obtaining information comprising at least one of radio conditions and user equipment population, related to at least a serving cell;
comparing the obtained information with a criterion for enforced cell re-selection procedure; and
initializing, if the criterion for enforced cell re-selection procedure is fulfilled by the obtained information, an enforcement of, or an action for increasing the probability for causing, a cell re-selection procedure of at least one user equipment within the serving cell;
wherein the initializing comprises initializing the action for increasing the probability for causing the cell re-selection procedure of the at least one user equipment within the serving cell, the action comprising increasing a threshold for frequency measurements for cell re-selection for the at least one user equipment during a limited period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,462,704

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method comprising:determining a base station type on which a bearer is to be established for first traffic between a user equipment connected to a plurality of base stations and one of the plurality of base stations in dependence on information indicating the user equipment's ability to communicate with the plurality of base stations, policy rules, and information about application characteristics of said first traffic, wherein the base station type comprises a master base station and a secondary base station.

US Pat. No. 10,462,701

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR APPLICATION-SPECIFIC CONGESTION CONTROL FOR DATA COMMUNICATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method by a wireless device for determining access to a network based on Application-specific Congestion Control for Data Communication (ACDC), the method comprising:receiving ACDC barring information from a network node, the ACDC barring information comprising:
an indication for each one of a plurality of ACDC categories; and
for each one of the plurality of ACDC categories, a bitmap for a plurality of Access Control Barring classes;
in response to an application of the wireless device initiating a first connection with the network, determining based on a particular indication for a particular ACDC category associated with the application that access to the network is barred;
in response to the application of the wireless device initiating a second connection with the network:
determining, by the wireless device, that access to the network has changed from barred to not barred for the particular ACDC category associated with the application; and
based on the bitmap, associated with the particular ACDC category, for the plurality of Access Control Barring classes and an Access Control Barring class associated with the wireless device, determining whether access to the network by the wireless device is blocked or allowed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,698

WLAN-LTE INTERFACE SELECTION

British Telecommunication...

1. A method for selecting a data communication interface to be used by a mobile device having at least a wireless local area network interface connected to a wireless local area data network and a cellular network interface connected to a cellular data network, the method being performed by a wireless access point device configured to send and to receive data packets to and from the wireless local area network interface and the cellular network interface of the mobile device and for communicating the data packets on to a plurality of wide area networks, the method comprising:determining an identifier associated with a local wireless network adaptor of the mobile device;
retrieving, from the mobile device, a subscriber identity associated with a subscriber module of the mobile device;
accessing a server located in the cellular data network to determine a network address identifier associated with the mobile device, using the retrieved subscriber identity;
associating the determined network address identifier with the mobile device including storing a mapping containing:
the identifier associated with the wireless network adapter of the mobile device,
the network address identifier associated with the mobile device connected to the cellular data network, and
the subscriber identity associated with the subscriber module of the mobile device;
determining first network operation parameters of the wireless local area data network;
determining second network operation parameters of the cellular network interface of the mobile device;
selecting one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface in accordance with the determined first and second network operation parameters; and
causing the mobile device to use the selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface for any existing and new data sessions and redirecting data sessions based on the identifiers of the mobile device,
wherein, in response to processing of the wireless access point device, the mobile device is operable to use the selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface and disconnect from the non-selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,676

INTER-OPERATOR SRS RESOURCE COORDINATION IN SDM-COMP

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, at a priority base station associated with a first network operator, an estimated fractional amount of total sounding reference signal (SRS) resources for SRS of one or more served user equipments (UEs), wherein the priority base station uses shared communication spectrum shared with one or more non-priority base stations associated with at least one different network operator, wherein the one or more priority base stations have priority access to the shared communication spectrum over the non-priority base station;
transmitting, by the priority base station, an SRS request signal to each of the one or more served UEs;
conveying, by the priority base station, resource reservation information identifying the estimated fractional amount of total SRS resources determined; and
monitoring, by the priority base station, for SRS from the one or more served UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,673

WIRELESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND ONLINE SIGNUP OF SERVICES

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:receiving a wireless notification from a wireless access point in a wireless network environment, the wireless notification indicating: i) a wireless network identifier in which to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point, and ii) multiple corresponding selectable connection options;
initiating association and establishment of a wireless communication link with the wireless access point using the wireless network identifier; and
communicating selection of an option amongst the multiple corresponding selectable connection options over the wireless communication link to the wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,462,660

METHOD, NETWORK ELEMENT, USER EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM FOR SECURING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method for securing device-to-device communication in a wireless network having a first user equipment in an idle mode, a second user equipment in a connected mode, and a network element, the method comprising:encrypting a user equipment identifier of the second user equipment using a first key which is known to the network element and the first user equipment and which is unknown to the second user equipment; and
sending the encrypted user equipment identifier of the second user equipment from the network element to the first user equipment via the second user equipment to enable the first user equipment to verify an identity of the second user equipment by decrypting the encrypted user equipment identifier of the second user equipment using the first key, and comparing the decrypted user equipment identifier of the second user equipment with another user equipment identifier sent from the second user equipment to the first user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,462,656

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILITY PROCEDURE INVOLVING MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY RELOCATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A network device associated with a network, the network device comprising:a wireless communication interface configured to transmit and receive information; and a processing circuit communicatively coupled to the communication interface, wherein the network device is a first network device and wherein the processing circuit configured to:
receive at least one of (a) a service area update request from a user device wherein a device context for the user device is unknown by the first network device, (b) a service area update request from the user device wherein the user device has changed service areas and (c) a forward relocation request at the first network device from a second network device that is separate from the first network device and wherein the second network device previously served the user device;
transmit a request for a first key to a key management device that is separate from the first and second network devices;
receive the first key from the key management device, the first key based in part on a second key shared between the key management device and the user device, the second key maintained by the key management device, the first key further based on a target control plane device identifier of the first network device; and
transmit a message to the user device that includes data for the user device to derive the first key, the data comprising the target control plane device identifier of the first network device;
wherein the first network device is a first mobility management function device, the second network device is a second mobility management function device, and the first key is based on a mobility management function device identifier that identifies the first mobility management function device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,652

DEVICE PERFORMING A FUNCTION DEPENDING ON CONNECTED WIRELESS NETWORK

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A device comprising:a wireless communication interface configured to be used in connecting with a wireless local area network (LAN) and configured to be used in connecting with a wireless personal area network (PAN), wherein the wireless LAN is a wireless network configured by an access point, and the wireless PAN is a wireless network configured by a terminal device having an access point function; and
a controller comprising hardware and configured to:
communicate with an external device via the wireless communication interface;
execute a plurality of functions that can be used by the external device when the external device performs the communication;
receive an execution instruction for a specific function among the plurality of functions from the external device via the wireless communication interface;
determine which of the wireless LAN and the wireless PAN the external device belongs to, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function via the wireless communication interface;
specify which among the plurality of functions the specific function is; and
permit or prohibit the use, by the external device, of the specific function based on a result of the determining and a result of the specifying,
wherein:
when it is determined that the external device belongs to the wireless LAN, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the specific function being specified to a first function among the plurality of functions, permit the external device to use the first function when an IP address of the external device is included in a specific range, the first function being one of a printing, a scanning and a web server,
when it is determined that the external device belongs to the wireless PAN, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the specific function being specified to the first function among the plurality of functions, prohibit the external device to use the first function, and
when the specific function is specified to a second function, permit the external device to use the second function even when it is determined that the external device belongs to either of the wireless LAN and the wireless PAN, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the second function being one of the printing, the scanning and the web server, the second function being different from the first function,
wherein the controller is configured to prohibit the external device from using the first function when it is determined that the external device belongs to the wireless LAN upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the specific function being specified to the first function among the plurality of functions, and the IP address of the external device is not included in the specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,462,650

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION

1. A computer implemented method comprising:monitoring, in real time by a processor of an intermediary device coupled with a mobile device that is further coupled with a data source, a capability of the mobile device so as to determine an available portion thereof, the mobile device executing at least one application operative to receive a plurality of data transmitted from the data source to the mobile device; and
causing, responsive to the determined available portion by the processor of the intermediary, the at least one application executing on the mobile device to direct the data source to modify at least one of the rate, volume or mode of the transmission of the data to the mobile device to increase the rate or volume of data or select a first mode of transmission when the available portion increases and decrease the rate or volume of data or select a second mode of transmission when the available portion decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,462,647

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, TERMINAL, AND NETWORK PLATFORM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method applied to a terminal comprising a plurality of baseband apparatuses, wherein the method comprises:generating a virtual subscriber identity module (SIM) card application request comprising a card selection parameter;
sending, from the terminal, the virtual SIM card application request to a network platform;
receiving, from the network platform, virtual SIM card data that corresponds to the card selection parameter, wherein the virtual SIM card data comprises a virtual SIM card identifier and virtual SIM card authentication information;
selecting a baseband apparatus from the plurality of baseband apparatuses to obtain a receptor baseband apparatus based on whether the baseband apparatus is in an idle state or an occupied state, wherein the receptor baseband apparatus is coupled to a physical SIM card, and wherein the physical SIM card comprises physical SIM card data;
disabling a mobile data channel of the physical SIM card when the mobile data channel is in an enabled state, wherein the physical SIM card is coupled to the receptor baseband apparatus in the enabled state; and
configuring the virtual SIM card data in the receptor baseband apparatus of the terminal to replace the physical SIM card data with the virtual SIM card data in response to the disabling of the mobile data channel of the physical SIM card.

US Pat. No. 10,462,644

MAPPING OF S-NSSAI AT ROAMING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for registering a user equipment, UE, in a visited network, the method comprising:the UE selecting a home network slice identity, h-NSI, wherein the h-NSI is associated with an index value;
the UE obtaining the index value with which the selected h-NSI is associated;
after obtaining the index value, the UE transmitting a registration message towards a control node, the registration message comprising a requested NSI, r-NSI, and the obtained index value; and
the UE receiving a registration response message comprising an allowed NSI, a-NSI, and an index value associated with the a-NSI.

US Pat. No. 10,462,640

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIERARCHICAL COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

NEWSONCHAT INC., Santa C...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing an emergency situation, comprising:(a) receiving, at a server, data obtained by a plurality of mobile computing devices associated with a plurality of users, wherein the data comprises at least a series of geolocation sensor data obtained by each of the plurality of mobile computing devices at multiple time points, and wherein the series of geolocation sensor data obtained by each of the plurality of mobile computing devices at multiple time points are processed to derive an address of each of the plurality of users;
(b) generating, based at least in part on the address derived from the data, a hierarchical structure comprising a plurality of groups, wherein each of the plurality of the users is associated with at least one group among the plurality of groups and wherein the hierarchical structure comprises at least an owner or moderator for each of the plurality of groups;
(c) transmitting, to a mobile computing device of a user of the plurality of users, a safety check request for the user to respond, wherein the safety check request is generated by the owner or moderator of the at least one group that the user is associated with and the safety check request is displayed on a mobile application resident on the mobile computing device of the user; and
(d) automatically regenerating and transmitting the safety check request to the mobile computing device of the user until a response indicating a safety status of the user is received by the server.

US Pat. No. 10,462,637

INFORMATION EXCHANGING SYSTEM

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing an information exchanging program which, when executed by at least one processing unit of a computing device, relates a first organization to a second organization in an information exchanging system, the information exchanging program comprising sets of instructions for:receiving a selection, by an authorized user associated with a first organization, of a particular first organization profile from a plurality of first organization profiles associated with the first organization;
searching for a target organization;
receiving search results of target organizations identified by searching, wherein the search results comprise a plurality of organizations with accounts established on an information exchanging system;
visually outputting, on a screen of a computing device, a list of the search results of the identified target organizations;
receiving a selection, made by the authorized user associated with the first organization, of a particular second organization from the list of search results of the identified target organizations visually output on the screen;
receiving a verification, performed visually by the authorized user associated with the first organization, that the particular second organization is intended for establishing an organization relation;
determining whether acceptance of the particular second organization is required to add a first organization contact profile associated with the particular first organization to a directory of contacts associated with the particular second organization;
sending a request, when the particular second organization requires acceptance, for the particular first organization to join the particular second organization;
adding a second organization contact profile corresponding to the particular second organization to the directory of contacts associated with the first organization; and
sending a notification to the second organization that the second organization contact profile was added to the directory of contacts associated with the first organization.

US Pat. No. 10,462,632

POWER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESSLY-INTERCONNECTED DEVICES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:circuitry;
a scenario analyzer for execution by the circuitry, the scenario analyzer to determine a power-affecting operational setting based on at least one operating condition of a device, the at least one operating condition of the device to comprise an operating condition of the device when communicatively coupled to another device, and the at least one operating condition of the device to include universal serial bus (USB) related information; and
an operational setting module for execution by the circuitry, the operational setting module to set a first operational setting of the device based on the determined power-affecting operational setting.

US Pat. No. 10,462,628

NETWORK INFORMATION COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF A PLURALITY OF MOBILE NETWORKS

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method performed by a service platform, the method comprising:receiving a first request message including a first threshold sent from an application server;
sending a second request message to at least one network function;
receiving a congestion report from the at least one network function which monitors for a change in a congestion status related to a base station that is crossing a second threshold;
deriving a network information by combining the congestion report; and
sending the network information to the application server, the first threshold indicating a range of the network information at which the application server wishes to be informed of the network information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,626

CONTROL OF COMMUNICATION USING SERVICE FUNCTION CHAINING

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus includingat least one processing circuitry,
and
at least one memory for storing instructions to be executed by the processing circuitry, wherein
the at least one memory and the instructions are configured to, with the at least one processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least:
to acquire service policy rules to be applied to a communication of a service data flow in a communication network, wherein the service policy rules are to be used for routing a service data flow to and within at least one external service function and/or at least one external service function chain;
to provide, to an external service function providing side, the acquired service policy rules as information related to an intended usage of at least one external service function and/or at least one external service function chain in a service data flow communicated in a communication network; and
to acquire, as the service policy rules, generic service policy rules by one of
creating the generic service policy rules,
referring to set configuration information including information related to the generic service policy rules, or
processing information obtained from a third entity,
wherein the generic service policy rules include at least one of an identification information for the service data flow, an identification information for at least one service function and/or at least one service function chain via which the service data flow is to be routed, and rules for a usage of the at least one service function and/or at least one service function chain via which the service data flow is to be routed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,623

METHOD FOR PROCESSING RATE GROUP, METHOD FOR CHARGING FOR DATA SERVICE, AND RELATED DEVICE AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for charging an application service, comprising:sending, by a policy and charging entity, a charging control policy to a gateway device, wherein the charging control policy comprises a rate group and an application identification rule identifier;
determining, by the gateway device, an application identification rule configured in the gateway device according to the application identification rule identifier;
detecting, by the gateway device, a service packet of a service data stream generated by the application service according to the application identification rule; and
executing, by the gateway device, the charging control policy to the detected service data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,462,614

GROUP SCHEDULED SENSOR DATA ACQUISITION IN A WIRELESS SENSOR SYSTEM

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A wireless sensor system comprising a plurality of wireless sensor nodes, each of the wireless sensor nodes comprising:a sensor interface that interfaces with sensing circuitry;
a wireless interface to communicate with a wireless access point;
at least one processor; and
memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the wireless sensor node to:
receive a message at the wireless sensor node including a group identifier and a start time;
compare the group identifier received in a message with a group identifier of the wireless sensor node;
based on a determination that the group identifier received in the message matches the group identifier of the wireless sensor node, set a start time to trigger sensor data acquisition in the wireless sensor node according to the start time defined in the message;
monitor a local clock of the wireless sensor node;
resynchronize the local clock relative to one or more other clocks in the wireless sensor system independent of the message, wherein the local clock is resynchronized according to a first protocol and the message is relayed according to a second protocol;
based on a determination that the local clock has reached the start time to trigger sensor data acquisition, acquire a plurality of sensor data through the sensor interface; and
transmit the sensor data on the wireless interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,601

PROVIDING STATUS OF USER DEVICES DURING AN ADVERSE EVENT

1. A method for execution by one or more processing modules of one or more computing devices, the method comprises:identifying a geographic area associated with an adverse condition;
identifying a user device of a plurality of user devices potentially associated with the identified geographic area;
issuing a safety notification to the user device, wherein the safety notification includes one or more of the identified geographic area and a safety status request;
receiving concurrently, from the user device, a safety status response, wherein the safety status response includes location information generated by the user device and a safety status level generated by the user device together; and
indicating the location information and the safety status level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,599

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ADJUSTING BASS LEVELS OF MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO SIGNALS

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:a plurality of audio drivers;
one or more processors;
tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable media storing instructions executable by the one or more processors to cause the playback device to perform operations comprising:
receiving a multi-channel audio signal representing multi-channel audio content for playback via the playback device;
separating, from respective channels of the multi-channel audio signal, respective low-frequency audio signals comprising frequencies less than a threshold frequency;
determining respective electrical energies of each respective low-frequency audio signal;
determining a first energy by summing the respective electrical energies of each respective low-frequency audio signal;
consolidating the respective low-frequency audio signals into a consolidated low-frequency audio signal;
determining a second energy by determining an electrical energy of the consolidated low-frequency audio signal;
generating a gain-adjusted low-frequency audio signal by adjusting a gain of the consolidated low-frequency audio signal based on both (i) the first energy and (ii) the second energy;
generating a gain-adjusted multi-channel audio signal by mixing the gain-adjusted low-frequency audio signal back into the respective channels of the multi-channel audio signal; and
using the gain-adjusted multi-channel audio signal to play back gain-adjusted multi-channel audio content via the plurality of audio drivers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,592

CALIBRATION ERROR CONDITIONS

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable medium having stored therein instructions executable by one or more processors of a mobile device to perform a method comprising:detecting, via one or more microphones of the mobile device, audio signals emitted from one or more playback devices as part of a calibration process of one or more playback devices, wherein the calibration process comprises moving the mobile device within a listening environment while the one or more playback devices emit the audio signals;
after the one or more playback devices emit the audio signals as part of the calibration process of the one or more playback devices, determining whether variation within the detected audio signals indicates that sufficient movement of the mobile device occurred during the calibration process;
when the variation within the detected audio signals indicates that insufficient movement of the mobile device occurred during the calibration process, displaying, via a controller interface on a graphical display of the mobile device, a prompt to move the mobile device more while the one or more playback devices emit one or more additional audio signals as part of the calibration process of the one or more playback devices; and
when the variation within the detected audio signals indicates that sufficient movement of the mobile device occurred during the calibration process, calibrating the one or more playback devices with a calibration based on the detected audio signals emitted from the one or more playback devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,591

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND MEDIA FOR PROVIDING SOUND LEVEL INFORMATION FOR A PARTICULAR LOCATION

SoundPrint LLC, New York...

1. A method for providing sound level information for a particular location, comprising:receiving, from a first mobile device of a first user, at least one first sound level reading for a first location of a plurality of locations associated with a geographic region and an identifier of the first location, wherein the at least one first sound level reading was automatically measured by the first mobile device in response to the first mobile device determining that the first mobile device is at a location that matches the first location;
receiving, from a second mobile device of a second user, at least one second sound level reading for a second location of the plurality of locations associated with the geographic region and an identifier of the second location, wherein the at least one second sound level reading was automatically measured by the second mobile device in response to the second mobile device determining that the second mobile device is at a location that matches the second location;
receiving, from a third user device, a request for sound level indications associated with the geographic region;
in response to receiving the request, identifying the plurality of locations associated with the geographic region;
identifying a plurality of sound level readings, wherein, for each location in the plurality of locations, at least one sound level reading of the plurality of sound level readings corresponds to the location and wherein the plurality of sound level readings includes the at least one first sound level reading and the at least one second sound level reading;
generating, for each location in the plurality of locations, a sound level indication based on the at least one sound level reading corresponding to the location; and
transmitting at least one of the plurality of sound level indications and an identifier of at least one location in the plurality of locations corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of sound level indications to the third user device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,589

ELASTOMERIC WAX BARRIER FOR HEARING AID ACOUSTIC PORT

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A hearing aid, comprising:a receiver with an acoustic port tube for conducting sound into a wearer's external ear canal;
a tube cap bonded to the acoustic port tube;
wherein the tube cap comprises an acoustic port inlet, a bridge spanning the acoustic port inlet to prevent direct ingress of wax material, and a side barrier extending from the tube cap toward the bridge and running parallel to the bridge on each of the bridge's two sides;
wherein the side barriers on each of the two sides of the bridge form two acoustic ports between the bridge and the two side barriers that are transverse to the axis of the acoustic port inlet;
wherein the tube cap is constructed such that, when an external force is applied to the bridge toward the acoustic port inlet, the bridge is deflected into a cradle formed by the side barriers to block ingress of wax material; and,
wherein the tube cap is constructed such that, when a wiping action is exerted onto the tip of the tube cap along the axes of the acoustic ports, the bridge partially inverts to allow cleaning.

US Pat. No. 10,462,586

SYSTEM, HEARING AID, AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING SYNCHRONIZATION OF AN ACOUSTIC SIGNAL TO A VIDEO DISPLAY

1. A system for providing synchronization between a first acoustic signal and a video display provided by a media device, the system comprising:a hearing aid comprising a hearing loss processor configured for signal processing in accordance with a hearing loss of a user of the hearing aid, the hearing aid being configured for receiving a first audio signal for synchronous presentation to the user viewing the video display, the hearing aid being configured for generating the first acoustic signal to be presented to the user of the hearing aid, the first acoustic signal comprising at least a first part being generated in response to the first audio signal; and
an intermediate unit configured to electronically transmit the first audio signal, the intermediate unit having a delay unit that is outside the media device, the delay unit configured for applying a delay, so that the at least first part of the first acoustic signal and the video display is synchronized.

US Pat. No. 10,462,585

PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF AT LEAST ONE HEARING AID

1. A hearing aid for connecting to a personal communication device via a wireless radio communication link, said personal communication device including application software for providing a user interface for controlling the operation of the hearing aid,wherein the hearing aid has a user operable control operable in a first hearing aid mode to provide access to change a hearing aid program or to adjust the volume of the hearing aid,
wherein operation of the user operable control in a second hearing aid mode initiates the transmission of a signal via the wireless radio communication link to said personal communication device for opening the application software; and
wherein the hearing aid enters said second hearing aid mode when establishing a connection to said personal communication device via the wireless radio communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,462,571

CHAIRS WITH WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEM

Gabriella White, LLC, Pe...

5. A seating and audio system comprising at least two outdoor chairs and at least two wireless speakers, each of said at least two outdoor chairs comprising a seatback and a seatback cover, each said seatback comprising an inset space built into said seatback and adjacent to a flap in each of said seatback covers, each said inset space comprising a bladder of waterproof material and opening toward one of the seatback covers and each of said at least two wireless speakers positioned in said inset space and communicating wirelessly with a separate audio device, so that each of said at least two wireless speakers can be accessed by a user through said flap and can provide sound while hidden from view when communicating wirelessly with the separate audio device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,570

PLAYBACK DEVICE PAIRING

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A first zone player comprising:a network interface that is configured to provide an interconnection with at least one data network;
a clock that is configured to provide a clock time of the first zone player;
at least one processor;
a tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium;
a first set of program instructions stored on the tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the first zone player to perform functions comprising:
receiving a request to enter into a synchrony group that will play multi-channel audio content according to a first scheme for synchronizing playback with at least one other zone player that is communicatively coupled with the first zone player over a local area network (LAN); and
in response to receiving the request to enter into the synchrony group, entering into the synchrony group and beginning to operate in a grouped mode in which the first zone player is configured to play back each of a plurality of audio channels included in the multi-channel audio content in accordance with the first scheme for synchronizing playback of the multi-channel audio content with the at least one other zone player that is also configured to play back each of the plurality of audio channels; and
a second set of program instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the first zone player to perform functions comprising:
receiving a request to enter into a multi-channel pairing that will play multi-channel audio content according to a second scheme for synchronizing playback with at least one other zone player; and
in response to receiving the request to enter into the multi-channel pairing, entering into the multi-channel pairing with the at least one other zone player and beginning to operate in a paired mode in which the first zone player is configured to play back a given subset of a plurality of audio channels included in the multi-channel audio content in accordance with the second scheme for synchronizing playback with the at least one other zone player that is configured to play back a different subset of the plurality of audio channels, wherein the second scheme for synchronizing playback differs from the first scheme for synchronizing playback.

US Pat. No. 10,462,566

HEARING PROTECTION SYSTEM WITH OWN VOICE ESTIMATION AND RELATED METHODS

1. A hearing protection system comprising:an ear canal microphone configured to provide an ear canal input signal;
a receiver configured to provide an audio output signal based on an ear canal output signal;
a compensation module configured to receive and to filter the ear canal output signal for obtaining a compensation signal; and
a mixer connected to the ear canal microphone and the compensation module, the mixer configured to provide a voice signal based on the ear canal input signal and the compensation signal;
wherein the compensation module comprises a filter controller, a primary filter and a secondary filter, wherein the primary filter is a static filter, wherein primary filter coefficients of the primary filter are static, wherein the secondary filter is an adaptive filter, and wherein the filter controller is configured to control secondary filter coefficients of the secondary filter based on the voice signal; and
wherein the primary filter coefficients are for modeling electroacoustic properties of the receiver and the ear canal microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,462,562

PRIME POLYGON REFLECTORS AND METHODS OF USE

1. A prime polygon reflector comprising:a reflection chamber;
wherein said reflection chamber comprises an exposure reference coincident with an optional exposure wall with exposure face thereon, a first reflective wall with first reflective face thereon, a second reflective wall with second reflective face thereon, and a third reflective reference with optional third reflective wall with third reflective face thereon;
said exposure reference of predetermined length H between a first end and a second end measured inside said reflection chamber for receiving at least one of incoming: parallel ray and waveform energy;
a generally linear first reflective face;
said first reflective face bounded by a third end and a fourth end and having a nominal length of (?3H) as measured inside said reflection chamber;
said third end of said first reflective face intersecting said second end of said exposure reference;
an angle ? having a nominal value of 16.917899 degrees and a maximum value of 18.2 degrees and a minimum value of 15.5 degrees;
said first reflective face angled 90 minus ? (90??) degrees from said exposure reference;
a generally linear second reflective face bounded by a fifth end and a sixth end;
said fifth end of said second reflective face intersecting said fourth end of said first reflective face;
said second reflective face angled (90?3?) degrees from said first reflective face;
said sixth end of said second reflective face terminating at the point of intersection with a line extending orthogonal from said first end of said exposure reference toward said second reflective face;
wherein said exposure reference and said first reflective face and said second reflective face define said reflection chamber;
an absorptive media;
and wherein at least a portion of said first reflective face and said second reflective face are covered by said absorptive media.

US Pat. No. 10,462,559

SPEAKER BOX

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A speaker box, including:a lower cover;
an upper cover forming an accommodation space with the lower cover, the upper cover including a top wall and a side wall extending from the top wall;
a speaker accommodated in the accommodation space, the speaker including a diaphragm facing the top wall;
a front sound cavity formed between the speaker and the top wall;
a sound passageway communicating with outside of the speaker box;
a front cavity formed by the front sound cavity and the sound passageway;
a sound opening formed in the side wall for communicating the sound passageway with the outside;
through holes formed in the top wall and communicating with the front cavity;
a plate assembled with the top wall, the plate including a main body completely covering the through hole and a sealing ring extending from the main body adjacent to the sound opening along a direction from an outer side of the upper cover toward the lower cover to the sound opening, the sealing ring being positioned on the side wall and forming an aperture communicating with the sound opening; wherein
the plate is made of flexible material with a Young's modulus smaller than a Young's modulus of the upper cover.

US Pat. No. 10,462,553

SPEAKER DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A speaker device, comprising:a first speaker that is housed in a first cabinet and is attached to a first baffle plate closing a front opening of the first cabinet with an annular portion disposed there between;
a second cabinet arranged inside the sound path and spaced apart from the sound path, the sound path being annular;
a second speaker that radiates sound in a direction in which the first speaker unit radiates sound and that is stored in the second cabinet;
a sound path that guides sound radiated from the first speaker to outside the first cabinet via a slit, the sound path being positioned on a sound radiation side of the first speaker and arranged annularly so as to surround a diaphragm in the first speaker, the slit being provided between the first baffle plate and a second baffle plate at the front of the second cabinet; and
a resonant space that surrounds the annular portion and has an aperture that has one or more openings provided on the annular portion communicating with the sound path,
wherein the resonant space suppresses a resonance of the sound that is radiated from the first speaker to outside the first speaker through the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,462,548

EARPLUG STRUCTURE AND EARPHONE DEVICE

ACOUS DESIGN CO., LTD., ...

14. An earphone device, comprising:an earphone, comprising a body; and
an earplug structure, comprising:
a sound guide part configured to be inserted into an ear canal of an ear, the sound guide part comprising a sound guide chamber and a sound output opening, wherein the sound guide chamber is disposed inside the sound guide part, and the sound output opening is disposed on the sound guide part for outputting sound to the ear canal;
a body part extending outwardly from the sound guide part and configured to face an auricle region of the ear, the body part comprising a receiving space and an opening, wherein the receiving space is disposed inside the body part and in communication with the sound guide chamber, the opening is disposed on the body part and in communication with the receiving space, and the body of the earphone is disposed in the receiving space by the opening;
a sound guide component positioned inside the sound guide chamber and being made of hard material;
a gap formed by the sound guide part and sound guide component; and
a blocking plate disposed on an inner surface of the body part, wherein the sound guide component and the earphone are separated by the blocking plat.

US Pat. No. 10,462,536

SYSTEM FOR LOW-LATENCY DETECTION OF KNOWN AUDIO VIDEO CONTENT USING AUDIO FINGERPRINTING AND AUDIO WATERMARKING

1. A system for low-latency detection of known audio-video content in multiple audio-video streams, received over a transport multiplex wherein multiple advertisements of different durations are being transmitted over a network, having (a) an ingest module, (b) at least one repository of content assets, (c) at least one repository of advertisement assets, (d) a playout server, (e) at least one repository of advertisement assets, and (f) at least one network streams, comprising:a) a Watermarking and Fingerprinting (WMFP) module, which receives multiple advertisements A having audio-video streams, from a Master AV Database, placing an audio watermark on the incoming streams and extracting a high-confidence fingerprint (signature) from each of the watermarked assets A?;
b) communicating fingerprint signatures and replacement rules to at least one receiver over the Internet;
c) at least one repository of local content assets; and
d) at least one receiver at different locations, actively replacing detected advertisements having AV content, using a signature detector, with local content assets, based on the replacement rules,
wherein the at least one receiver has low complexity signature detectors further comprising:
a) the detector receiving a broadcast AV stream for which it keeps generating the fingerprint for a window of audio, which has a fixed match duration;
b) matching the generated signature against all the references stored in the signature DB;
c) representing the signatures as a sequence of bit, a bit string;
d) detecting a match when the generated signature and a reference signature have the number of bits matching above a predefined threshold T; and
e) disambiguating at least two similar sounding master AVs having a match more than T by considering the master AV stream having the maximum matched bits compared to the current audio snapshot signature as the right master AV stream match.

US Pat. No. 10,462,534

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CENTRALIZED AND DECENTRALIZED ALERT MESSAGING

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A computerized client device adapted for use within an Internet protocol (IP) network, said computerized client device comprising:a receiver apparatus comprising a communication interface adapted to receive streaming Internet Protocol (IP) media content originated from a source within said IP network;
a decoder apparatus comprising a decoder adapted to decode said streaming IP media content;
a data interface comprising a user interface configured to provide data for rendering said streaming IP media content to a content rendering apparatus; and
a processor apparatus adapted to execute a streaming IP media delivery application, said streaming IP media delivery application configured to:
register with a network entity, said registration including a transmission of information identifying at least one location other than a location which said computerized client device is located;
while said streaming IP media content is being received and decoded, receive alert data relating to said identified at least one other location based at least in part on said registration, said alert data received in a format which enables other data to be inserted therein or added thereto at said computerized client device, said insertion or addition enabled based on a particular subscriber level that is associated with said computerized client device;
decode said alert data; and
provide said decoded alert data to said content rendering apparatus via at least said data interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,527

SMART CHANNEL DEVICE

The DIRECTV Group, Inc., ...

1. A channel device, comprising:a memory configured to store a watch list, the watch list comprising n predetermined number of channels, wherein n is an integer and wherein the predetermined number of channels are ranked from one to n;
an interface configured to receive program information for a first channel, wherein the first channel is a channel of the watch list;
a processor configured to:
determine a change from a previous channel to a current channel;
determine a viewing time associated with the previous channel;
determine that the viewing time associated with the previous channel equals or exceeds a predetermined amount of time;
determine to update the watch list based at least in part on determining that the viewing time associated with the previous channel equals or exceeds the predetermined amount of time, wherein the watch list is not updated in the event the viewing time is less than the predetermined amount of time;
dynamically update the watch list to include the previous channel, wherein the previous channel is ranked as one;
remove the channel ranked as n from the watch list;
revise the watch list to include a list of most watched channels upon a determination that the channel device is powered off.

US Pat. No. 10,462,522

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE MEDIA CONTENT FROM BROADCAST MEDIA SOURCES TO MEDIA DEVICES

1. A method of providing broadcast media content receivable by a media controller from one or more broadcast media sources to one or more media devices, and transmitting media content between the one or more media devices and the media controller, the method comprising:initiating a connection to the media controller from the one or more media devices;
exchanging media processing capabilities between the media controller and the one or more media devices after establishing the connection, the media processing capabilities defining formats of media content capable of being processed by the media controller and the one or more media devices;
generating a list of the broadcast media sources having broadcast media content at the media controller for each of the one or more media devices in which media processing capabilities have been received, each list being generated according to the respective media processing capabilities of the one or more media devices;
providing the generated list of broadcast media sources from the media controller to each of the one or more media devices;
receiving, at the media controller, a selection of one of the broadcast media sources provided on the list of broadcast media sources from each of the one or more media devices in which a list is generated;
providing a list of broadcast media content receivable from the selected broadcast media source from the media controller to each of the one or more media devices in which a selection of one of the broadcast media sources is received;
receiving, at the media controller, a selection of broadcast media content from among the list of broadcast media content via the one or more media devices in which a list is provided; and
transmitting the selected broadcast media content from the media controller to each of the one or more media devices in which a selection of broadcast media content is received.

US Pat. No. 10,462,518

IMAGE PRESENTATION METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND SERVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An image presentation method, comprising:receiving a switching instruction to switch a displayed first object to a second object, wherein a first one of the first object or the second object is a first 360-degree panorama, wherein a second one of the first object or the second object is a first strip panorama;
obtaining identification information of the first object based on the switching instruction, wherein the first strip panorama comprises a plurality of front sub-images comprising a first region, wherein the first region comprises a plurality of sub-regions, wherein each sub-region comprises a front sub-image, wherein an ith front sub-image in the front sub-images corresponds to a first front image in a jth 360-degree panorama in a plurality of 360-degree panoramas and displays an ith sub-region in the first region, wherein an i+1th front sub-image in the front sub-images corresponds to a second front image of a different 360-degree panorama than the ith 360-degree panorama in the 360-degree panoramas, wherein the 360-degree panoramas comprises the first 360-degree panorama, and wherein i and j are positive integers;
obtaining, according to the identification information of the first object, the second object corresponding to the identification information of the first object, wherein the identification information of the first object corresponds to identification information of the second object; and
presenting the second object.

US Pat. No. 10,462,508

METHOD OF RECOMMENDING PERSONAL BROADCASTING CONTENTS

1. A method performed by a personal broadcasting contents recommendation device for recommending personal broadcasting contents to a user terminal, comprising:(a) analyzing personal broadcasting contents broadcasted by personal broadcasting terminals, and acquiring broadcasting characteristics of hosts of the personal broadcasting terminals based on the analyzed personal broadcasting contents;
(b) determining a current user characteristic of a user of the user terminal, the current user characteristic comprises at least one of a user status and a user preference; and
(c) searching for a host having a broadcasting characteristic that matches with the current user characteristic, and providing, to the user terminal, at least one recommended personal broadcasting channel based on a result of the searching,
wherein the (b) step comprises:
detecting movement displacements of the user terminal;
acquiring a movement pattern of the user based on the detected movement displacements; and
determining the current user characteristic including the acquired movement pattern of the user, and
wherein the (c) step comprises providing the at least one recommended personal broadcasting channel based on the current user characteristic including the movement pattern of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,462,507

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED INFORMATION

Google Technology Holding...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:storing, by a customer device, items of media content broadcast to the customer device across multiple television channels;
extracting, by the customer device, words from a first item of media content stored in a portable communication device;
searching, by the customer device, the items of media content stored in the customer device based on the words extracted from the first item of media content stored in the portable communication device;
determining, by the customer device and based on the searching, that the words extracted from the first item of media content stored in the portable communication device match words extracted from a second item of media content in the items of media content broadcast to the customer device and stored in the customer device, where the second item of media content is different from the first item of media content; and
triggering, by the customer device, the second item of media content stored in the customer device to be provided to the portable communication device in response to the determination that the words extracted from the first item of media content stored in the portable communication device match the words extracted from the second item of media content in the items of media content broadcast to the customer device and stored in the customer device,
wherein the first item of media content is not from a television channel and the second item of media content is from a television channel.

US Pat. No. 10,462,506

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND MEDIA FOR DETECTING ABUSIVE STEREOSCOPIC VIDEOS BY GENERATING FINGERPRINTS FOR MULTIPLE PORTIONS OF A VIDEO FRAME

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method for identifying content in stereoscopic videos, the method comprising:receiving, from a user device, a video content item for uploading to a content provider;
selecting a frame from a plurality of frames of the video content item;
generating a first fingerprint corresponding to the selected frame and a plurality of second fingerprints that each corresponds to an encoded portion of the selected frame;
determining whether the first fingerprint and the plurality of second fingerprints of the video content item match a reference fingerprint of a plurality of reference fingerprints; and
in response to determining that at least one of the plurality of second fingerprints matches the reference fingerprint, causing an indication of the match to be presented on the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,505

POLICIES FOR MEDIA PLAYBACK

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A method comprising:a playback device of a media playback system receiving, via a network interface of the playback device, a request to play back one or more media items represented in a playlist of a controller application on a control device of the media playback system, wherein the one or more media items are accessible to the playback device via a streaming media service, wherein the playback device excludes a graphical display and comprises a control interface including a play/pause button, a skip forward button, and a skip backward button, and wherein the control device comprises a display to display the controller application;
the playback device receiving, via the network interface of the playback device from the control device, media item information comprising one or more media item locators indicating respective locations of the one or more media items at one or more servers of the streaming media service;
the playback device adding the one or more media items to a playback queue;
the playback device receiving, via the network interface of the playback device, information indicating multiple playback policies of the streaming media service;
the playback device applying, to the playback queue, one or more first playback policies of the multiple playback policies, wherein the one or more first playback policies (i) prevent playback commands received via the control interface of the playback device from modifying a playback order of the playback queue and (ii) prevent playback commands received via the network interface from modifying the playback order of the playback queue;
the playback device playing back, via one or more speaker drivers of the playback device the one or more media items in accordance with the one or more first playback policies and according to the playback queue, wherein causing playback of the one or more media items comprises the playback device obtaining, via the network interface of the playback device from the one or more servers of the streaming media service, the one or more media items using the one or more media item locators; and
in response to receiving the information indicating the multiple playback policies of the streaming media service, the playback device transmitting, via the network interface to the control device, one or more display commands that cause the controller application on the control device to modify a displayed controller interface in accordance with one or more second policies of the multiple playback policies, wherein modifying the displayed controller interface in accordance with the one or more second policies of the multiple playback policies comprises disabling one or more playback controls of the displayed controller interface based on the one or more second policies of the multiple playback policies.

US Pat. No. 10,462,499

RENDERING A MODELED SCENE

Outward, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system, comprising:a local database comprising locally available generic object definitions, wherein the local database is a subset of a global database and is updated with respect to the global database and wherein the local database is hierarchically organized; and
a processor configured to:
in response to a request for content, receive a specification of a modeled scene representing the requested content, wherein the specification of the modeled scene references generic object definitions and wherein the modeled scene is a re-imagined version of the requested content that does not include original pixel information of the requested content; and
render the modeled scene as a representation of the requested content by configuring one or more locally available generic objects from the local database according to the received specification of the modeled scene, wherein the processor is constrained to render objects whose definitions are locally available in the local database;
wherein locally available generic object definitions that populate the local database are received asynchronously with respect to the specification of the modeled scene which is communicated with a lower bandwidth communication and wherein in the event that a generic object definition referenced in the specification of the modeled scene is not locally available in the local database, a close match from the locally available generic object definitions in the local database is selected when rendering the scene.

US Pat. No. 10,462,496

INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A content reproduction device configured for interoperation with a terminal device via a network system, the content reproduction device comprising:circuitry configured to:
process content for reproduction;
receive, from the terminal device, a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of a local server of the content reproduction device; and
cause an identification function to be executed by the circuitry after receiving the URL of the local server from the terminal device, the identification function being configured to
extract signature data from the content processed for reproduction,
generate a query based on the extracted signature data,
transmit the query to an identification server,
receive a response to the query, the response including meta data related to the content processed for reproduction, and
provide the meta data to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,495

PROGRESSIVE LOSSLESS COMPRESSION OF IMAGE DATA

Vital Images, Inc., Minn...

1. A method for compression of image data, performed by operations executed with at least one processor of a computing device, with the operations comprising:obtaining a cube of voxels from a three-dimensional image data set;
performing a compression technique on the cube of voxels, the compression technique including:
generating a subsampled cube of voxels from the cube of voxels; and
generating a delta data set from the subsampled cube of voxels, the delta data set indicating differences between voxels in the cube of voxels and the subsampled cube of voxels; and
providing the subsampled cube of voxels and the delta data set, wherein the subsampled cube of voxels and the delta data set is operable with a decompression technique to losslessly recreate the cube of voxels.